Palma to visit wake, provide assistance to family of slain man
Cebu Archbishop Jose Palma will provide an assistance to the family of the man who was gunned down inside the Archbishop’s Residence compound in Cebu City last Tuesday.
Msgr. Joseph Tan, media liaison officer of the Archdiocese of Cebu, said the 68-year-old prelate talked to the father of Jefrey Cañedo over the phone on Tuesday and promised to help the family.
“Archbishop Palma will offer assistance of whatever kind to the family, and there are also plans that he will visit the wake of Cañedo once he will return to Cebu,” he said.
No specific details on the kind of assistance the archbishop will offer.
Palma is presently in Koronadal City, South Cotabato, to attend the episcopal ordination and installation of Bishop-elect Cerilo Casicas of Marbel today, July 11.
He was in Manila over the weekend for the 117th plenary assembly of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of the Philippines (CBCP).
Last Tuesday, Cañedo, 41, was gunned down by operatives of the Mobile Patrol Group, in what police said was a shootout inside the Archbishop’s Residence compound along D. Jakosalem Street in Cebu City past 11 a.m.
Cañedo, a former Overseas Filipino Worker, reportedly wanted to talk to Palma to get an advice about his troubled marriage.
While on his way out of the compound, Cañedo, who had a gun tucked on his waist, was met by policemen who were alerted by employees of the archdiocese.
Cañedo allegedly refused to talk to the police and instead decided to shoot it out with the operatives.
Policemen were deployed at the Archbishop’s Residence following the shooting incident.
Tan said it’s up to Palma to decide whether or not he will agree to proposals to give him police bodyguards.
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