Mayor Tiangco condemns killing of city traffic enforcer

Published October 2, 2020, 10:10 PM

by Joseph Pedrajas

Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco has denounced the killing of a city traffic officer, whose severed head was found inside a styro box in Manila after he was reportedly abducted from his house.

Navotas City Mayor Toby Tiangco

Tiangco on Friday night said in a statement that he “condemn[s] in the strongest possible terms the murder of Oliver Ignacio, one of the city’s traffic enforcers,” and that he has already demanded for the law enforcement officers “to capture the perpetrators soon.”

“This senseless disregard for human life should be meted out with the punishment it deserves,” Tiangco added.

Ignacio, 37, was reportedly abducted from his house in Barangay San Jose by several unidentified men onboard a sports utility vehicle at around 5 p.m. on Thursday.

Several hours later, his severed head was found by tricycle drivers on Florentino St. in Santa Cruz, Manila. His family learned of the news via social media.

Tiangco has expressed his “heartfelt condolences to the family of Mr. Ignacio.”

“May God give them strength and fortitude in this time of grief,” he added.