By Lyka Manalo
BAUAN, Batangas— Deputy Speaker and Batangas 2nd District Representative Raneo Abu condemned the recent shooting of high profile personalities in Batangas province this month.
Tanauan City Mayor Antonio Halili, 72, was assasinated while attending the flag raising ceremony at the city hall grounds on July 2; the former vice mayor of Sto.Tomas; Ferdinand Ramos, 59, was wounded when shot in the face by unidentified suspect last Saturday.
Abu condemned the shooting incidents and sought justice for the victims and their families, he hopes that the auhorities should not release conclusions without strong evidence.
“Sana naman ay huwag muna agad na maglabas ng konklusyon kung walang sapat na ebidensiya, marami naaapektuhan (They should not have released conclusions without enough evidence, a lot of people got affected) Abu told Manila Bulletin.
Abu said justice could be given to the victims and their families without prejudicing the right due process of law.
He added that police visibility should be observed all the time to prevent crimes everywhere.
He said he believes men in uniform should develop a harmonious relationship with the community to avoid creating fear but respect.