Chan: Lapu-Lapu City is safe despite killings
LAPU-LAPU CITY, Philippines — Despite the recent killings in the city, Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan assured that the city remains safe.
Chan instead called on the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office to step up their investigation and solve the cases to give justice to the victims and minimize any disturbance to the peace and order in the city.
“Atong hangyo sa atong kapulisan nga mag-imbistigar sila. Ilang sutaon gyud sa maong mga hitabo nga susihon gyud nila unsay hinungdan sa kamatayon aron mahatagan og hustisya ang mga biktima,” said Chan.
(Our appeal to our policemen is for them to look closely into these incidents and solve these cases to give justice to the victims.)
Last Thursday, August 15, a former seaman was killed in an ambush in Barangay Soong while driving his young children to school. The children, aged 2 and 5 years old, were left unharmed.
Another seaman was also ambushed on Monday, August 19, by motorcycle-riding men in Barangay Pajo. The seaman died in the ambush while his driver sustained gunshot wounds.
On Tuesday morning, August 20, a 47-year-old man believed to be a victim of summary execution was found in Sitio Shootingstar in Barangay Babag II.
Chan maintained that the recent killings should not be a cause of alarm for the residents of the city located on Mactan Island, which hosts the Mactan Cebu International Airport, a known haven of tourists and home to numerous posh resorts. /elb
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