Members of the Sangguniang Panlungsod have called on law enforcement agencies to investigate the spate of killings in Bacolod City.
The resolution calling for the Bacolod City Police Office, the National Bureau of Investigation, Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, and all other law enforcement offices in the city was passed in their regular session today, February 24. It was authored by lone opposition Councilor Wilson Gamboa Jr., chairman of SP committee on human rights.
There have been at least seven shooting incidents that happened in the city in January alone and another six in February, Gamboa said.
The latest incident was on Monday night, February 22, when a suspected robbery group member was gunned down inside his home at Barangay Cabug.
Gamboa said, “these ruthless and senseless killings have set a disturbing trend without fear of arrest or apprehension that jeopardize the Bacolodnon’s safety.”
“This spate of killings and crimes has horrified and created fear, anxiety and apprehension among the people of Bacolod,” he added.
He pointed out that crime solution efficiency is a big factor for economic dynamism to maintain Bacolod’s spot as one of the safest havens in the country.
The business sector in the city had also expressed alarm over the series of killings in Bacolod.*