Tom talks about spate of killings, ties with local cops

By Morexette B. Erram |August 10,2018 - 08:50 PM

“Not so good.”

This was how Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña described his relationship with the local police amid the recent spate of killings, and reports that some law enforcers maybe behind these crimes.

In a live interview with Rappler Talk on Friday (August 10), Osmeña reiterated his observations that the series of murders in Metro Cebu came when new leaders were placed in the Police Regional Office – 7 (PRO – 7) and the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO).

“There’re killings here and there, and we’re not used to this. And it appears that there’s something going beyond. It’s very clear there’s a pattern and some rivalry between drug suspects, and some policemen maybe involved,” Osmeña said.

He also said that the current state of public safety in Cebu City has upset him because the city government does not have capability to investigate the killings.

“And I’m very disturbed right now. We’re trying to catch a pattern and identify who are the suspects behind all of these,” said Osmeña.

When asked if he has any plans to lessen the number of crimes in Cebu City, the mayor admitted that presently, he has no idea on how to do it.

“Well, I don’t know at this point. But I promised the Cebuanos I am responsible for the peace and order situation. But right now, I don’t know what to do. Just give me some time,” Osmeña added.

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