WE, the officers and members of the Board of Directors of UBFHAI
CONDEMN IN THE STRONGEST POSSIBLE TERMS the latest act of violence
committed against a young and innocent member of our community.
The victim, 19 year-old Richard
Ramil A. Capili, a third year nursing intern at Southville
International School, was gunned down when he resisted a carnapping
attempt, and pronounced dead on arrival. He was one of our own, a
resident of NSHA.
Our worst fears
have come true. A young man lost his life in defense of his
death was violent and senseless, a direct consequence of apathetic
policy of mayor Jun Bernabe.
WE STRONGLY PROTEST the unprecedented level of criminality in
our neighbourhood. The frequency of crimes against property and
against persons within and immediately around our village has
continued to spiral beyond even our worst fears. Our residents and
homeowners are now one in saying, “ENOUGH IS ENOUGH.”
This is not the first incident in our village since we lost control
of our gates. It certainly will not be the last, for as long as our
gates remain open to outsider traffic - traffic that includes
commuters, short-cutting motorists, carjackers, carnappers and even
prowlers, thieves, rapists, and all sorts of criminals.
deplore the inability and inadequacy of the Paranaque City
government to provide us with security AFTER he opened our gates
against our collective will.
Protect yourselves. Be vigilant. The police that Mayor Jun Bernabe
of Paranaque promised when he assured us of continued security are
incapable of doing that for us. It reportedly took the police all of
45 minutes to arrive at the crime scene near Tropical Hut
Supermarket at President’s Avenue, a mere block away from their
COMPLAIN TO THE MAYOR thru e-mail, at
firstname.lastname@example.org., and give it to him
straight. COMPLAIN to the mayor about our deplorable peace and
order, our god-awful traffic conditions. Let us all DEMAND the
return of gates, so we can restore and secure our privacy and
for the mayor of Las Pinas, we appeal, please do not wait for
similar incidents to occur. Spare our homeowners the needless worry.
Give us back our gates. Because if something like this happens
because of the continued opening of our Las Pinas , gates, no amount
of sanitizing in the press shall wash the stain of culpability off
your hands. It bothers us deeply that the suspects in the Capili
case (apprehended or killed) were allegedly residents of Las Pinas.
If we don’t stand up for our rights and speak out to save face and
avoid confrontation, then young Richard’s death will have truly,
sadly been a waste.
Celso L. Reyes