BACOLOD

Guv on Negros Occidental killings: Police should do more

GOVERNOR Eugenio Jose Lacson has urged the police to solve the killings in Bacolod City and Negros Occidental.

"We can't come up with a conclusion why this is happening. But is there anything done to it. If you are the chief of police, you cannot just say it is under investigation because many incidents like this have happened before but there is never a conclusion as to who was responsible for such criminality," Lacson said.

He added that the Philippine National Police (PNP) should do more than saying that it is under investigation.

"If the current incident is being investigated, how about the previous incidents, don't they already have a suspect who is responsible for this loss of life," he said.

"The people of Negros expect more now than the usual reply," Lacson added.

Lacson said the latest victim will be a latest addition to the statistics to what is happening in the province, Bacolod City in particular.

"I don't want to meddle in matter under the jurisdiction of Bacolod City," Lacson said.

Lacson added that the shooting of a police officer in Bacolod City last Saturday will adversely affect the image of Negros Occidental.

The governor made the reaction after another shooting incident in broad daylight happened in Bacolod City last Saturday, February 15.

Four unidentified suspects shot dead Police Officer 1 Eric Alcosaba in front of a fast food store along Burgos-Circumferential Road, Barangay Villamonte, Bacolod City.

Witnesses told investigators that the victim was about to board his pick-up truck after buying food from the fast food outlet when one of the suspects shot the windshield, forcing Alcosaba to jump and run away but he was shot on his foot, forcing him to fall down on the street.

Another gunman, who was wearing a helmet and was caught on a video that went viral on social media, was seen shooting the victim in the head while Alcosaba was already dead on the street.


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