DAVAO City Councilor Victorio Advincula on Tuesday told warring clans of Maguindanao not to bring their fight to the city.

Following Thursday's shooting inside Gaisano South Citimall, Advincula said city executives should make it upon themselves to remind clans of Mangudadatus and Ampatuans to spare the city of their feud for the sake of the public.

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"We have to make this reminder that they should not carry their fight, their grudge, here in Davao City. They should not bring their fight here and destroy the peace and order of Davao city," Advincula said in a privilege speech.

"They can kill their each other to their hearts content in Cotabato if they like to do that, although we do not encourage it," he added.

The warring clans, long before the Maguindanao massacre, have made the city their second home, their children enrolled in different private schools here.

Advincula also reminded stakeholders of peace and order of a local ordinance which prohibit bringing arms inside private establishments.

"If I'm not mistaken No. 0232 series of 2006 provides that no law enforcing agent whether military or police should be allowed in business establishments except for two instances; if he is either in hot pursuit or he has a mission order specifically inside that establishment," Advincula said.

"It cannot be argued that since he is a bodyguard of whoever he is he can be allowed because strictly, all are prohibited. If he has an enemy, his enemy is also not allowed to bring a gun inside (an establishment)," Advincula said.

Advincula gave this reminder to all who carry bodyguards, the bodyguards themselves, owners of establishments, and agencies of law enforcement.

"If the establishment follows this strictly then this could be avoided," Advincula said.

Davao City Police Office chief Senior Superintendent Rene Aspera shared the same opinion.

"Hindi naman natin talaga yan mapipigilang magbanggaan kung yun ang gugustuhin nila pero ang maari nating gawin ay sumunod sa batas," Aspera said in an interview Tuesday.

"Ang mga operator ng mga pribadong estabilisimento ay kailangang mayroong area kung saan doon ilalagay yung armas at kailangang may security na magbabantay rito," Aspera said at the council session hall.

Meanwhile, Buluan Vice Mayor Ismael Mangudadatu, and bodyguards PO1 Surab Lintukan Bantas, and PO1 Ibrahem Mangudadatu Langalen were charged with murder Friday for the death of Tamano Kagi Kamendan, an alleged supporter of former Maguindanao governor Andal Ampatuan Sr.

The case stemmed from a murder complaint filed by Natividad de Arce Kamendan, a resident of Shariff Aguak in Maguindanao and wife of Tamano, who was allegedly shot to death by Mangudadatu’s security details around 7:30 p.m. (JCZ)