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Mayor says Banaue must now rise from Campbell incident

by Vency D. Bulayungan

Banaue, Ifugao (7 July) -- With the verdict on the Campbell case handed down last week, the Chief Executive here said that Banaue must now start all over again and move forward for the good of the people.

Mayor Lino Madchiw said that the justice system took its course so its time to face reality and move forward as a municipality. "We hope that the tourism industry of the municipality will continue to prosper since our visitors have seen that we are not covering any misconduct of our constituents," the mayor said.

Madchiw said that his administration is trying its best to maintain a peaceful situation in this part of the province where tourists love to visit.

He informed that their request for a mobile police car which he said is a big help in maintaining peace and order was granted. He also disclosed that a police outpost will be established in Barangay Batad where the scenic amphitheater rice terraces is located and where Campbell was killed. We want to secure our visitors especially in this part of the municipality where one of the tourist spots is located, he said.

With 21 policemen assigned in the town, two currently on leave, Madchiw is requesting for additional police personnel to be able to secure not only his constituents and their properties but also tourists coming to Banaue.

Meanwhile, PNP Provincial Director P/SSupt Joseph Adnol said that the court decision on the Campbell killing proves that justice to the victim, Julia Campbell has been served. "I hope that this will serve as a lesson to everybody so that incidents like this will not happen again. (PIA-Ifugao) [top]

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