Ilocos Norte Governor Imee Marcos condemned the ambush of Solsona Association of Barangay Captains (ABC) President Alex Caluag yesterday.
Calucag is stable and confined at the Governor Roque B. Ablan Senior Memorial Hospital while his police escort PO3 Rodante Julian died.
The police are yet to identify the suspects but Governor Marcos believes that the incident is connected to the previous exposés made by Calucag several months ago.
“As we all know, he is a nationally awarded outstanding young farmer, he’s a commu- nity leader, he’s a fearless barangay official.”
Marcos also underscored the need to secure the town as she urged the armed forces to be on alert and investigate the presence of high powered illegal firearms in the town.
“We have a very low crime incidence [in Ilocos Norte]but with Solsona’s growing violence these past few months, we are very distraught about this. It appears that there are many high powered illegal firearms in Solsona. It’s important that the police and even the army are on alert,” she said.