Solon asks PNP to stop random killings

March 6, 2014 11:20 am 

MANILA, March 5 — Appalled by the spate of random killings of known and low-key individuals nationwide, Quezon City Rep. Winston Castelo on Wednesday urged the Philippine National Police (PNP) to institute measures to intensify vigilance and police visibility to deter the commission of murder.

Castelo filed Resolution No. 918, expressing the House of Representatives’ sentiment about the increasing rate of heinous crimes, saying they strike terror in the hearts of the Filipino people and make them feel helpless.

“Regardless of the personality of the victim, the casualness by which the crimes were carried out offends the senses,” Castelo said.

“The senselessness of the loss of lives is quite deplorable,” Castelo said in his resolution.

Castelo said the PNP has to “do everything in its power to curb, if not, totally stamp out the perpetration of these heinous crimes.”

Among the recent crimes which catch the ire of the public were the case of Reynerio Estacio who was shot dead by two unidentified motorcycle riding men as he was leaving his house in Barangay Tumbungan in Zamboanga City while his wife Teresita escaped unscathed as he covered her from the shots fired by a .45 caliber pistol; Mayor George Perrett was ambushed in Maitum, Sarangani;Barangay Chairman Nestor Rodriguez and his wife were killed when a grenade went off inside their vehicle in Laurel, Batangas.

Barangay Chairman Anselmo Malabanan was shot dead in Tanauan, Batangas; Barangay Chairman Ariel Guillen Buniel was shot dead in Madrid, Surigao del Sur; Five people were wounded in an explosion in Parang, Marikina; and a driver of a UV Express was shot in Pasay. (PNA)

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