October 22, 2018

We are deeply distraught by the recent senseless killing of Rodel Talledo Pilor and Roland Lasara in Dolores, Abra. Rodel has been my ardent supporter for many years now and this news utterly saddens me. We grieve with Rodel and Roland’s families.

We strongly condemn this act of violence. Abreños know who the perpetrators are. I am directing the PNP and AFP to bring these people to justice. This I promise to the victims’ families and the people of Abra.

Fellow Abreños, let us not allow this to define us as a people. Let us remain calm and vigilant and not lose steam into working for a peaceful and progressive Abra. Let us defend Abra against unscrupulous people who are determined to destroy what we have built together.

Agkaykaysa tayo para iti nakapya nga Abra. ##