Death on Lovers’ Bridge revives sleeping ordinance
Following the robbery-homicide case that happened at the Jacinto Borja Bridge within the side of Poblacion, Dauis area, an old ordinance is now being revived and strictly implemented.
Chief of Police P/Insp. Albert Abe B. Timpac said he had got a copy of the ordinance that bans the staying or “dating” within the bridge area after 10 in the evening.
Two motorcycle riding suspects shot to death the other week Mel Joseph Madula, 18 years old, graduating nautical student of PMI Colleges who was with his sweetheart at the foot of the bridge at past 12 midnight.
The victim was with his sweetheart Belen Suaybaguio, 20 years old, an employee of the food chain Dunkin Donuts.
Initial police investigation revealed that it was a robbery case, after the two cell phones of the lovers were forcibly taken at gunpoint.
COP Timpac said he would increase police patrol in the area with the help of barangay Poblacion tanods.
The police chief said he had already requested Dauis Mayor Lulu Bongalos for an increased police visibility in the area and for the lightings to be protected by iron screens to prevent vandals from breaking the lights in the bridge area.
Re-implementing the no standby ordinance within the bridge area will prevent such tragic incident to happening again since it is indeed dangerous to stay in such places during late nights, he said.
The police chief also said it is not true that the Dauis PNP has no patrol car.
“We have a running condition vehicle made available to us by the municipal government and we are utilizing it as a police patrol car,” Insp. Timpac said.
“The peace and order situation in the municipality is within the normal level and such case is isolated and should not be a cause of alarm,” he added.