Speaker Ferdinand Martin Romualdez on Sunday called the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) to an emergency meeting today to discuss the spate of high-profile crimes in the country.
“It’s alarming because it seems that almost every week there is news about high-profile killings,” he said.
“We want to know from the PNP and the DILG what steps are being taken to stop these kinds of heinous crimes),” Romualdez added.
Recently, a mayor of Maguindanao was severely wounded in an ambush in Pasay City.
In February, a business couple and their companions in the car were fired upon in Pasay City.
“Politics appears to be the motive behind the recent ambuscades because many of the victims are politicians,” he added.
“We will ask the police and the DILG what’s the problem? Is it intelligence? How can Congress help in solving these crimes?” he said.
Also in February, the vice mayor of Aparri, Cagayan was shot and killed in an ambush.
Lanao del Sur Gov. Mamintal Adiong survived the ambush in Maguindanao earlier this February, but four of his police escorts were killed.