“All incidents related to criminality are alarming.”
This was the reaction of Bacolod City Vice Mayor El Cid Familiaran after two shooting incidents were recorded by Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO) from Monday to Wednesday.
Familiaran said the police are eyeing illegal drugs as possible motive in the killing of the victims so the police should double its efforts to solve these incidents.
“Our police should conduct a thorough investigation to identity and arrest the suspects. It’s very important to have a crime solution,” he said.
On Wednesday morning, a drug personality who was sleeping inside his house was killed after he was shot by five unidentified assailants at Purok Neptune, Barangay Singcang-Airport.
Police identified the victim Rodelio Camento, 43, a high value target of Police Station 8.
On Monday, Ronilo Nicavera Jr., 37, of Barangay Dulao, Bago City, was also killed by unidentified assailant inside the public utility jeepney at Purok Lampirong, Barangay 2.
Police Station 2 is also eyeing personal grudge or illegal drug as possible motives in the killing of the victim.
Familiaran said BCPO should intensify its visibility patrol in various areas as well as the barangay tanods of the 61 barangays.
“Our police and barangay tanods should conduct a roving patrol especially during night time to preempt the possible operations of the lawless elements. We should ensure the safety of our constituents,” he said.
Familiaran noted that every month, they also required the BCPO to submit its accomplishment report to the city council.
In spite of the incident, Familiaran said that Bacolod City is still peaceful compared to other places in the country.