The Palace has vowed intensified police presence following the attack on Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) Terminal 3 which killed Zamboanga del Sur Mayor Ukol Talumpa, his wife Lea and 18-month old nephew Salipudin.
Deputy Presidential Spokesperson Abigail Valte made the statement in reference to the brazen killing of Talumpa and his family in broad daylight. Worse, authorities are in the dark finding the criminals because NAIA Terminal 3 doesn’t even have Closed Circuit Television cameras.
“The new NCRPO Chief has been directed to heighten the police visibility, especially during the Christmas season. We expect them to keep that up,” Valte said.
“This is a cause for serious concern because it happened within airport premises,” Valte added.
Valte, however, reserved judgment on who is liable for the NAIA Terminal 3 shooting, considering that the alleged killers of Talumpa and his family were in police uniform.
“The investigation is ongoing. We need to find out the results of the investigation first before we call out who had lapses. What is important is for the authorities to do their job well and for us to ensure that they are protecting us well,” Valte added.
Valte said that the Aquino administration will definitely push for upgrading of NAIA Terminal 3, including installment of CCTV cameras.
LLANESCA T. PANTI