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Duterte ‘concerned’ over slay of Tawi-Tawi vice mayor – solon

/ 07:34 AM July 12, 2018

ZAMBOANGA CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte expressed concern over the series of killing in this city where the latest victim was one of the vice mayors in one of the towns of Tawi-Tawi.

In a phone call, Congresswoman Ruby Sahali told the Inquirer that “President Duterte was the one who broke the news to me” during a security meeting where the Chief Executive instructed Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año to conduct a deeper investigation on the killing of Sapa-sapa Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali Lipae on Wednesday afternoon along Governor Alvarez St.in Zamboanga City.

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“He told me he was concerned about the killing of one of our vice mayors in Zamboanga City,” Sahali said.

“This killing will not happen in Tawi-Tawi. The vice mayor has some escorts like the Marines and he was a good man, he had no records not even (involved in illegal) drugs. I just feel sad that he was killed in a city like Zamboanga. It’s like we dont feel safe there now,” Sahali also said.

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Lipae’s body would be brought to his hometown for a burial in accordance with Islamic rites.    /kga

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TAGS: investigation, Rodrigo Duterte, Ruby Sahali, Sapa-sapa Vice Mayor Al Rashid Mohammad Ali Lipae, Tawi-Tawi, Zamboanga
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