THE Provincial Government of Davao de Oro will be giving out a P500,000 reward money to anyone who can provide information on the killer of the barangay captain of Tubo-tubo and a resident of Barangay Union in Monkayo.

In a statement, Davao de Oro Governor Jayvee Tyron Uy condemned the killing of Barangay Tubo-tubo Captain Arnold Quizala and Alice Montebon from Union in Monkayo.

He also offered his condolences to the families of the victims.

The governor said he is dismayed with the incident and urged law enforcement agencies to fast-track the investigation for the immediate arrest of the killer.

"Sa ngalan sa hustisya ug katawhan sa Probinsya sa Davao de Oro, atong ginapahayag ang atong tumang pagkadismaya sa maong panghitabo. Wala’y luna sa Davao de Oro ang pagbuhat og krimen hilabi na ang paglapas sa tawhanong katungod ug pagkitil sa kinabuhi sa atong isig kaingon," Uy said.

(In the name of justice and to the people of the Province of Davao de Oro, we are airing our dismay on the incident. There is no place in Davao de Oro for crimes, especially for violating the rights of the people and taking the lives of our fellowmen.)

To help in the investigation, he said the local government will be offering a P500,000 reward to anyone who can identify or provide information on the person behind the shooting.

"Sa panahon sa pandemya ug gaduol na ang takna sa piniliay, barugan ta ang hustisya ug sigurohon ta nga dili maghari ang kahadlok ug mga dautan ning atong katilingban," Uy said.

(In the time of pandemic and as the election nears, we stand for justice and assure that fear and lawless forces will not reign in the province.)

In a separate statement, the Municipal Government of Monkayo also offered their condolences to the late barangay captain, whom they remembered for his contribution in the “administration's thrust of ushering in development more so in our communities.”

“With prayers that his senseless killing will be brought to the hands of justice. We shall continue to work along with our security forces [so] that this kind of disdainful act will never happen again,” the municipal government said in its statement.

The victims were shot by an unidentified person around 9 a.m. on Saturday, October 30.

The motive of the incident has yet to be determined as of writing.