Igacos City Council condemns killings

MEMBERS of the Island Garden City of Samal (Igacos) City Council condemned the series of killings in their city.

“(The City Council decided and passed a resolution condemning the series of killings in Igacos),” Igacos vice mayor Orly Amit said during Davao Media Forum Saturday, January 19.

Amit added the resolution was passed since the killings during daylight have become rampant.

He even noted the case of barangay captain Paulito Reyes Villaceran of Barangay Sion, Kaputian District and the motives found by the authorities were personal being a former employee of Davao del Norte Electric Cooperative (Daneco) and also political since he was also a candidate running under the party of Hugpong ng Pagbabago.

Amit said that there were no drug-related issues linked with Villaceran.

“Medyo bug-at siya kay gawas sa asawa gipusil napud naay anak niyang gamay kaayo nga babae nag sira sa pultahan gipusil pa gyud ang bata maygani didto naigo sa doorjam (The case was heavy because the wife got shot and while the kid was spared as the doorjam was hit instead),” he added.

He said that after the three killers withdrew from the location of incident, the killers also made commotion in the gym and shot someone at the feet and they also shot a customer of a store.

He added that the council also passed a resolution requesting the agencies from the Philippine National Police and National Bureau of Invrestigation to investigate the series of killings in their city.

“I trust our government agencies to come up with a finding,” he said.

He added they hoping the case will be solved since the authorities identified the suspect and filed a case.

Amit said that the series of killings remain unsolved.

“Dili siya maayo nga imahe kay we are selling Samal as a tourism area (It's not a good image, we are promoting Samal as tourism destination),” he said.

However, he added that after the resolution, the series of cases of killing stopped.


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