Councilor receives death threat PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 31 March 2017 11:15


The Lamitan City Council passed a resolution requesting the police to protect the family of one of their colleagues, a local legislator, after the latter reported receiving extortion letters and death threats.

Councilor Arleigh Eisma said that he received a text message from unidentified persons demanding the amount of P150,000 a month coupled with a death threat.

Yesterday, the City Council approved a resolution authored by Councilor Noel Baul requesting the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces of the Philippines to provide security to the councilor and his family.

Eisma and his family faced a series of unfortunate security- related incidents in the past.

The Councilor’s mother was the first victim of of kidnapping in Basilan province in the year 1972.

His brother June was also kidnapped and murdered.

A Basilan doctor was killed during an ambush on him and the Councilor’s wife.

His sister also received death threats in the past.

A grenade exploded within the vicinity of their home in the year 1999 after they failed to pay after receiving extortion letters.

Councilor Ajid Dalawis lamented the Councilor’s series of misfortunes saying that the Eisma family do not deserve such as they had been helping Lamitan residents.

Councilor Itoy San Juan, for his part, said that the Councilor’s family is also considered as the family of his colleagues, thus their support.

Councilor Sali Polo suggested a meeting with barangay officials in the area to help in securing the Councilor.  (Allen Abastillas)