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Cavite Local Government On the Lookout for Riding-in-Tandem Gunmen

Due to many incidents of random shooting in the cities of Imus and Dasmariñas from Aug. 15 to 23, the local government of Imus and Dasmarinas are on the watch to catch the gunmen who were seen to be riding-in-tandem while swiftly shooting civilians.

Police officials and authorities have ordered local police force to secure an intensified alert to trace these two unidentified men who cause alarm in the cities of Bacoor, Imus and Dasmarinas.

On August 24, Thursday, the Dasmarinas City Mayor Elpidio Barzaga announced a PHP 500,000 reward for anyone who can provide lead information to arrest the suspects. To increase city safety, the local police has established checkpoints over Dasmarinas. Moreover, wearing of motorcycle helmets were also prohibited in streets and minor highways to easily identify the face of the suspects.

“We have recorded two incidents per night. On Monday, one died while three were wounded. On Wednesday, one also died while five were wounded,” Barzaga said on Friday. According to Barzaga, the victims were shot while on a drinking session. However, the subsequent shooting incidents seemed to have no basis on who the gunmen would kill next, according to police reports.

The manner, on the other hand, remains the same. “The same pattern, the same motorcycle, the same gun,” he said.

Meanwhile, two more shooting incidents were reported on different times in Barangay Malagasang 2-G and Barangay Pasong Buaya 2. The Imus city police stated that the infamous tandem fired gunshots to a group of five construction workers who had a drinking spree in the streets outside the house of Joel Miday, 35, on Aug. 15. Miday died of a headshot while his companions were injured.

Imus police chief Supt. Norman Ranon said investigators recovered the gun, a .45 cal., from Sunday’s incident. On the other hand, the Supt. Christopher Olazo, police chief of Bacoor City, said they were on the lookout for the tandem.

As precaution from further incidents, the provincial government considers extending the action initiated by Barzaga as a province-wide movement. In addition, the Cavite Governor Jesus Crispin “Boying” Remulla plans to impose a 40-kph speed limit to motorbikers within the boundaries of Cavite. He also stated that the provincial government is looking into requiring bikers to wear “open-face helmets.”

The office of the provincial government has not expressed any more information and comments regarding the shooting incidents as further investigation is still being conducted.

 

Source: inquirer.net, rappler.com

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  1. Edward

    August 28, 2017 at 9:31 am

    The questions may appear fatuous but are, in fact very serious.
    Is it actually legal for the mayor of a provincial town to over rule a RA?
    Equally is it also legal for the Governor of a Province to dictate what type of helmet motorcyclists are required to wear. One assumes that the relevant legislation/standards will dictate certain requirements & standards. Provided the helmet meets, or exceeds those standards then surely all is good?

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