The Police Regional Office 9 vehemently condemns the terroristic act perpetrated by lawless elements at the Lady of Mt. Carmel Cathedral, Jolo, Sulu last January 27, 2019 that took twenty (20) innocent lives and wounded ninety seven (97) people. This havoc proves the great loathe for humanity and merciless soul of the terrorists most especially in Sulu.
We sincerely extend our condolences to the bereaved families of our fallen comrades in the AFP and innocent civilians.
We are in one with the Suluanos in the fight against these terrorists and in bringing justice to the victims. We pray for the fast recovery of those wounded brothers and sisters and for the healing of the entire Jolo from this incident.
We call for a reinvigorated support from our community to be vigilant and be fully aware of their surroundings and report all suspicious individual or items to the nearest police station. Let us unite ourselves and give our share to fight these terrorists, as Police Regional Office 9 will be doing its best to keep the peace and order in Zamboanga Peninsula.
-PCSUPT EMMANUEL LUIS D LICUP, RD PRO9