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MURDER IN CHURCH COMPOUND

Bishop condemns Bacolod trader’s slay

By: - Correspondent / @carlagomezINQ
/ 05:10 AM February 22, 2019

BACOLOD CITY — Church and government officials have condemned the killing of a businessman inside church grounds on Tuesday night.

Bacolod Bishop Patricio Buzon said he was appealing to authorities to catch the perpetrators who shot and killed Alex Yap Yao.

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Yao, 57, and his wife, Maria Theresa, 56, had just boarded their Mercedes-Benz after attending a prayer meeting at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Shrine (Redemptorist Church) at Barangay 5 here when an unidentified gunman on board a motorcycle shot them.

Yao was killed while his wife was wounded.

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Buzon described the killing of Yao inside the Redemptorist Church compound as a “deplorable act.”

The Bacolod City Council also condemned the killing of Yao and asked police for a thorough investigation.

Bacolod Councilor Dindo Ramos said the killing of Yao was alarming since similar cases in the past remained unsolved.

He said an ordinance banning two persons aboard a motorcycle from 9 p.m. to 4:30 a.m. had not been fully enforced.

Ramos said when Senior Supt. Francisco Ebreo was still Bacolod police chief, the ordinance had been strictly enforced.

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