Town VM gets death threats, asks help from cops
Bryner L. Diaz (The Freeman) - January 21, 2016 - 9:00am

CEBU, Philippines - Asturias Vice Mayor Joel Dumdum will ask the help of the Cebu Provincial Police Office to identify the person behind the display of a tarpaulin containing death threats against him at a cockpit arena in Toledo City on Sunday.

“Naa’y gibutang ngadto nga ‘naay nagsunod-sunod nimo nga druglord nga gusto’ng mobuak sa imong ulo’” Dumdum said in a phone interview. He rents the said cockpit in Barangay Matab-ang, Toledo City.

He has the matter reported to the Matab-ang Police Community Precinct of Toledo City Police Station.

The posting of the tarpaulin by a lone man was caught by a closed-circuit television camera.

Two witnesses, Dumdum said, allegedly saw the man post the tarpaulin. The man was reportedly wearing a sweat shirt.

The man then allegedly boarded a white vehicle with a red plate.

The plate number, which Dumdum has declined to divulge, was recorded by the witnesses and was also caught in the CCTV footage.

The CCTV camera installed at the cockpit arena captured a white vehicle with a red plate leaving the area at 1:08 a.m. on Sunday.

The same vehicle, Dumdum said, was captured by the CCTV camera at his office in the nearby Barangay Buanoy, Balamban, adjacent to Asturias, at 1:20 a.m. of the same day.

Dumdum further said that the man who posted the tarpaulin was also captured by the CCTV camera and could be identified by the witnesses.  The vice mayor said they suspected that the threats are connected to illegal numbers game since they found number combinations written at the back of the tarpaulin.

Dumdum said he now has a copy of both footages and he will ask the Provincial Intelligence Branch of CPPO to investigate the matter.

He said he also wanted to know if the vehicle is really owned by the government considering the red plate.

He said he will not take the threat to his life lightly, disclosing that this has been the second time he received such death threats.  (FREEMAN)

 

ACIRC ASTURIAS ASTURIAS VICE MAYOR JOEL DUMDUM BALAMBAN BARANGAY BUANOY BARANGAY MATAB CEBU PROVINCIAL POLICE OFFICE DUMDUM POLICE COMMUNITY PRECINCT OF TOLEDO CITY POLICE STATION PROVINCIAL INTELLIGENCE BRANCH TOLEDO CITY
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