NPC condemns killing of Labangan, Zambo Sur mayor PDF Print E-mail
Monday, 23 December 2013 11:33

Members of the Nationalist People’s Coalition (NPC) said on Saturday they strongly condemned the heinous killing of their partymate, Mayor Ukol Talumpa, of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur, along with his wife and a nephew, on Friday.

“We extend our deepest and heartfelt sympathies to his family and specially to the people of Labangan, Zamboanga del Sur for a great loss. He had been known to us as a member of good moral standing and character,” the NPC said in a statement.

“We call on the Philippine National Police (PNP) leadership to conduct an extensive investigation that would lead to the apprehension of these malicious perpetrators,” they added.

Aside from Mayor Talumpa, his wife Leah and nephew Kharib Udin Talumpa, were killed Friday morning in the loading area of the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 by gunmen wearing police uniforms while five others were wounded in the attack. An 18-month-old boy was also killed during the ambush.

Motorcycle-riding gunmen wearing police jackets shot and killed them shortly after 10 a.m. Friday just outside the arrival area of NAIA Terminal 3.

“The party would also like to extend our appreciation to the Philippine Air Force, through Defense Secretary Voltaire Gazmin and Commanding Gen. Larry De La Cruz and the PNP for the support they have accorded to the grieving family left by Mayor Talumpa,” the NPC statement further said.

The remains of the Talumpas were flown by C-130 cargo plane from Manila and were immediately transported to Labangan municipality.

They were buried in their hometown after Muslim rituals were done on the same day.