DUMAGUETE CITY – The police in Dauin, Negros Oriental has called on the people to remain calm and vigilant in the wake of the recent killings of barangay officials even as some plans are in place for their security and safety.
Dauin police chief, Capt. Louie Batuto, in an interview Tuesday said they have laid out two preventive actions to prevent a repeat of the incidents that victimized village officials.
Batuto said many barangay officials and residents are now fearful and have chosen to remain in their homes, something that the police would like to address.
“Gusto namo ipahibalo sa katawhan nga gibuhat namo ang tanan alang sa ilang seguridad ug safety (We would like to inform the people that we are doing our best to ensure the safety and security of the people),” he said.
He will be presenting the plans of action of the Dauin police to municipal officials later this week.
Meanwhile, providing updates on the two cases, Batuto said a murder case was filed against the four suspects in the killing of Barangay Bagacay chairperson Stephen Alam last May 6.
On the other hand, the police have secured closed-circuit television (CCTV) video footage of the shooting of Barangay Maayongtubig councilman Agustin Aragones last June 3, although he declined to give more details. (PNA)