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LET humility reign and do not sow disorder inside the houses of entertainment, especially when intoxicated, in order to avoid the chaos that will lead to crimes.
That’s the advice of a bar-goer, Daniel Jopson, 23, of Gulfview, Davao City, after a bloody incident at a bar on Camus Street resulted in his death on July 2.
Jopson said the thing to always keep in mind is that we only have one life, so we shouldn’t cause chaos.
“Kung naay mga kasamok between the parties sa duha ka (when two parties are fighting), let the authority, the police appease, kasi like the nun taasan ng pride of both parties, talagang delikado (because, as in this incident, both sides held on to their pride, it was very dangerous),” the 23-year-old said.
He added that before entering a bar, customers should know the regulations and prohibitions, especially if they are already intoxicated.
He also advised city lawmakers to create an ordinance regulating bar policies and that if bar owners fail to enforce them, they should be penalized.
It may be recalled that a 21-year-old man from Bacaca Road, Barangay 19-B, Davao City was killed after being shot dead by a 31-year-old doctor after appearing in a heated argument outside a bar.
Although there were police in the area of the incident, according to the commander of the police station of San Pedro PMaj. Benkalin Baluan, during an interview with dxDC RMN Davao, they could not prevent the incident from happening because the event happened so quickly that the suspect drew his gun and allegedly fired several times quickly at the victim.
The Davao City Police Bureau (DCPO) immediately released a statement regarding the incident.
“We are saddened by the incident which took place at Lugar Bar involving groups of people while on the premises of said resto-bar who were allegedly under the influence of intoxication… “At this time, the person allegedly involved is now in custody at the San Pedro Police Department pending proper filing of charges,” part of the DCPO statement, through its spokesperson PMaj Ma. Theresita Plaza-Gaspan, read on July 2.
The statement adds that the case is isolated and that the office is doing its best to expedite the investigation of the crime.
“We therefore assure you all that this is an isolated case. We are aware of these things, we will do everything we can to expedite the filing of the case as soon as possible,” the statement continued.
Currently, the suspect is being held at the San Pedro PNP and, according to Baluan, a homicide case is being prepared against him. CCP