MANILA (Updated) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) should look into alleged late response made by Cavite police personnel on Friday's shooting rampage, where nine people were killed and several others were wounded, a Palace official said Saturday.
In an interview over dzRB Radyo ng Bayan, deputy presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said there were reports that the Kawit police responded 30 minutes after the information about the shooting incident was relayed to them.
"That should be looked into, their response time," she said, noting that in Metro Manila, Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina, the National Capital Region (NCR) Police Office chief, is strictly implementing the two-minute response rule.
"Perhaps the provincial director can also look into the response time of those who responded (in the incident), especially if there was a nearby precinct," she added.
Valte also said the shooting rampage should prompt the police to carry out extensive campaign against loose firearms and illegal drugs.
Ronald Bae, a suspected drug addict, went on a shooting rampage in Kawit, Cavite attacking his neighbors with a .45-caliber pistol.
Police investigation confirmed that Bae was high on drugs when he carried out the rampage.