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Chan: Lapu-Lapu City is safe despite killings

By: Rosalie Abatayo August 20,2019 - 06:17 PM

Lapu-Lapu City Mayor Junard “Ahong” Chan holds a press briefing on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2019. |CDN Digital Photo/Rosalie Abatayo


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.

Read more: Police to witnesses, estranged wife: Help us in probe of former seaman’s killing

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.

Read more: Motorcycle-riding gunmen kill former seaman, wound his driver in Pajo ambush

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.

Read more:  Police: No clue yet on who murdered the man dumped in Lapu-Lapu City

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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