Nueva Ecija gov urges cops to sweat for peace

February 22, 2012 10:55 am 

CABANATUAN CITY, Nueva Ecija, Feb. 22 — Governor Aurelio Umali has urged the provincial police to exert extra effort to put an end to series of bloodshed in the province, the most recent was the killing of Carranglan town Mayor Restituto Abad.

Umali strongly condemned the killing as he offered P1-million reward for any information that would lead to the arrest of the suspects.

Police identified the gunman as Jonathan Carpio, a resident of Barangay Obrero this city, who reportedly went into hiding after the assassination.

"Sweat more that there will be less blood in the province. Continue to sweat that there will be no more blood in any part of our province," Umali said before ranking officials of the Nueva Ecija Police Provincial Office (NEPPO) led by Sr. Supt. Roberto Aliggayu.

Addressing 91 policemen students of motorcycle riding course and the special counter-insurgency operations unit training (SCOUT) on Tuesday, Umali asked them to use everything they knew to curb lawlessness.

"Even if you have to sweat blood," the governor said.

Aliggayu said the motorcycle riding cops will be deployed to run after riding-in-tandem criminals, including gun for hire.

The suspects in Abad killing also used a single motorcycle.

Responding policemen arrested its driver who is now facing murder and frustrated murder charges, along with Carpio and unidentified others.

Aliggayu said Umali donated motorcycles for the training.

"I look upon you as my allies in pursuing those people whose only goal is to disobey laws," he added. (PNA)

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