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Peace and Order Meeting to Address Samar Killings

Peace and Order Meeting to Address Samar Killings

Sunday, February 22, 2015

TACLOBAN CITY — The Provincial Government of Samar is positive that the Regional Peace and Order Council (RPOC) meeting slated in March will resolve the series of killings in Calbayog City.

Samar Governor Sharee Ann Tan-de los Santos, who asked for the RPOC members to convene, said she is alarmed with the shooting incidents in Calbayog that setback efforts to draw investments in the province.

In December 2014, a series of killing perpetuated by riding-in-tandem suspects has been reported. Most victims are village officials in Calbayog.

Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Director Asher Dolina also said that based on their initial findings, the killings were politically motivated and some are rooted on personal grudge.

My main concern is to address these killings with help from the police, the military and the local chief executives who are RPOC members,” Tan-de los Santos said.

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2 Comments

  1. When nothing gets accomplished, it’s usually because it’s not wanted. Maybe one should look at the chair a little more closely.

    • Not doing something positive about something that you are negative about is not exclusively a Philippines thing, but they sure are good at it.
      However, it would be great if something is done. I’d like for there to be a little bit more businesses here, not too many though. I don’t want this place to turn into a “Little Manila” or anything like that. Besides that, killing people just because you don’t like their politics or to be able to stay in politics is a low blow move. It’s the greed thing again. People want just what is good for them, not for the whole people. In politics, you need to do what’s best for the people, but that doesn’t include murder or cheating.