Zambo mining firm condemns killing of its 2 officials PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 July 2013 11:13

The Atro Mining-Vitali, Inc. (AMVI) has condemned the “dastardly act” of killing of its two company executives by still unidentified gunmen as it extends sincerest condolences to their families in this trying time of their lives.

The AMVI said in a statement Tuesday that they lost competent and hardworking employees, namely: Eng’r. Felipe Nepomuceno, resident manager; and Rommel Dayrit, Assistant Personnel Officer.

The Police Station 1 reported that the victims were having their supper at a roadside restaurant near the company’s office in Sitio Mialim, Barangay Vitali, 83.99 kilometers east of this city, last Friday when fatally shot by a motorcycle-riding gunman.

A 16-year-old boy identified as Jaypee Joven was also wounded when he was hit by a stray bullet.

The AMVI management laments the untimely demise of the two employees in the hands of “barbarians who do not appreciate the value of life and the important contributions of the demised employees to the company, in particular, and the community, in general.”

“The company and all employees mourn their untimely passing and will surely miss their presence in their midst,” the AMVI said.

AMVI called on law enforcement authorities to conduct a speedy and thorough investigation on the killings to bring the perpetrators of the unconscionable act to the bar of law.

The AMVI has entered into an Exclusive Mines Operation Agreement with Hard Rock Mineral Trading, Inc. for its Mineral Production Sharing Agreement (MPSA) covering an area of 2,000 hectares in Barangay Vitali, this city. — TPG