City Council lauds Angeles mayor, security aides

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Monday, June 9, 2014


ANGELES CITY -- The City Council here praised the effort of Mayor Edgardo Pamintuan and his security escorts for the apprehension of riding-in-tandem criminals involved in a robbery incident that took place recently on Sto. Rosario Street in this city.

Vice Mayor Vicky Vega Cabigting and Councilor Maricel Morales presented the approved copy of the city council resolution to the mayor and his security team during the city hall's regular flag raising rites.

The city council resolution stated that the mayor and his security aides deserve the commendation, "being unmindful of the risk they have taken in chasing the suspects who were later found out to be armed."

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Nonetheless, they pursued the suspect, which resulted in his apprehension, thus solving a crime, which has been committed.

Pamintuan was on his way home at around noon time from the city hall and as his service vehicle was about to turn right towards the subdivision where he resides, two criminals riding-in-tandem on a motorcycle snatched the bag of a Korean national later identified as Kim Byung Ki, 33.

The mayor said his security escorts, headed by retired policeman Mario Nulud, immediately gave chase and caught up with the surprised duo. However, one of the robbers was able to elude arrest and made good his escape.

Pamintuan said he ordered his men to bring the arrested suspect, identified as Robinson P. Tionio, 31, to the Rafael Lazatin Medical Center to treat his wounds, which he sustained when his motorcycle skidded and fell, ending the chase.

The council also commended the Angeles City Police Office, Station 1 Chief Inspector Kenneth DG Vega and his team for their prompt response when the mayor called them over after the apprehension.

The resolution was sponsored by Councilors Edgardo Pamintuan Jr., Maricel Morales, Jericho Aguas and Alexander Indiongco, seconded by Danica Lacson, Amos Rivera and Carlito Ganzon.

The members of the council unanimously approved it during their regular session held June 3. (AC-CIO)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on June 10, 2014.

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