LET humility reign and not sow disorderly when inside entertainment houses, especially when intoxicated so that chaos that will lead to crimes will be prevented.

This is the advice from a bar-goer, Daniel Jopson, 23-year-old, from Gulfview, Davao City, after a bloody incident that happened in a bar in Camus Street resulted in the loss of life last July 2.

Jopson said what must be always put in mind is that we only have one life so we must not sow chaos.

"Kung naay mga kasamok between sa duha ka parties (When two parties are fighting), let the authority, the police to pacify, kasi like nun taasan ng pride ang both parties, talagang delikado (because, like in that incident, both parties held on to their pride, it was very dangerous)," the 23-year-old said.

He added that before guests enter a bar, they should know the regulations and prohibitions, especially if they are already intoxicated.

He also advised that the lawmakers in the city should create an ordinance regulating bar policies and that if bar owners fail to implement these they should be penalized.

It can be recalled that a 21-year-old from Bacaca Road, Barangay 19-B, Davao City was killed after he was shot by a 31-year-old doctor after they figured in a heated argument outside a bar.

Even if there were police in the area of the incident, according to San Pedro Police Station commander PMaj. Benkalin Baluan, during an interview with dxDC RMN Davao, they were not able to prevent the incident from happening because the event happened so fast that the suspect pulled out his gun and allegedly rapidly shot at the victim several times.

The Davao City Police Office (DCPO) immediately released a statement regarding the incident.

“We are saddened by the incident that took place in Lugar Bar involving groups of persons while at the premises of the said resto-bar reported to have been under the influence of intoxication... At present, the alleged person involved is now at the custody of San Pedro Police Station for appropriate filing of charges," part of the statement by the DCPO, through its spokesperson PMaj. Ma. Theresita Plaza-Gaspan, read last July 2.

The statement added that the case is isolated and that the office is doing its best to hasten the investigation of the crime.

"We, therefore assure you all that this is an isolated case. We are on top of these things, we will do everything possible as we expedite the filing of case the soonest," the statement continued.

At present, the suspect is now detained at the San Pedro PNP, and according to Baluan, a homicide case is now being prepared against him. JPC