ZS governor cites probers on town mayor’s gunslay PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 23 January 2014 13:27

Zamboanga del Sur Gov. Antonio Cerilles has commended police authorities for its relentless efforts in pursuing all those responsible in the killing of Labangan Mayor Ukol Talumpa and three others.

Cerilles issued the statement after the police on Monday filed charges of multiple murder and multiple frustrated murder against former Labangan mayor Wilson Nandang for his alleged involvement in the killing of Talumpa.

Talumpa, his wife Leah, nephew Saripudin and 18-month old Phil Tomas Lizaran were killed by motorcycle-riding gunmen last December 20 outside the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3.

Provincial Information Officer Leo Santillan said that Cerilles has expressed optimism that justice will be given to the Talumpa family.

Cerilles earlier condemned the incident and accused Nandang as the one responsible for the incident.

Talumpa is a strong leader of Cerilles in the town of Labangan who won over Nandang in last year’s election.

Talumpa was Nandang’s vice mayor prior to the election last year.

Aside from Nandang, also charged in connection with the killing of Talumpa were Marrox Amlong and two others.

The police has identified Amlong as of Nandang’s security rescorts.  — HDC