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QC Mayor Joy Belmonte condemns Ateneo shooting, calls for swift justice

Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte strongly condemned the shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University that killed three people on Sunday.

“We strongly denounce the shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) that occurred Sunday afternoon. This kind of incident has no place in our society and must be condemned to the highest level,” Belmonte said in a statement.

She asked the Quezon City Police District to ensure swift justice for the victims and their families.

“We also extend our sincerest condolences to the families and loved ones of the victims who lost their lives in the incident,” she added.

Killed were former Lamitan Mayor Rose Furigay, her longtime executive assistant Victor Capistrano, and Ateneo security guard Jeneven Bandiala.

Furigay’s daughter Hannah Rose was injured in the incident.

Police have arrested Chao Tiao Yumul for the killings.

QCPD Chief General Remus Medina for his part issued this statement also denounced the violence and vowed to bring the case to justice.

“Nagpahayag kami ng taos-pusong pakikidalamhati sa mga biktima lalo na sa kanilang pamilya. Mariin po naming kinokondena ang insidente dahil hindi namin kinukunsinti ang anumang karahasan at kawalang-katarungan lalo na dito sa Lungsod Quezon. Sisiguraduhin namin ang agarang solusyon upang mabigyan ng hustisya ang mga biktima,” Medina said.

The Quezon City government said it would work with other agencies to further strengthen security measures for the President’s state of the nation address.