BANGUED, Abra – The Provincial Peace and Order Council (PPOC) here Monday a doubled the initial P100,000 cash reward offered to whoever could provide probers key information that would lead to the arrest of the irresponsible gun holder who fired his firearm during the New Year revelry with a stray bullet killing an 11-year old girl in barangay Bumagcat, Tayum town.
Gov. Eustaquio Bersamin made the request before the regular PPOC meeting to put up an additional P100,000 reward in order to increase the cash reward to P200,000 with the aim of convincing the neighborhood of the victim to cooperate in the on-going manhunt for the irresponsible gun holder.
Earlier, the Guardians for Reform, Advancement and Cooperation for Economic Development (GRACE) offered the initial P100,000 cash reward to those who could provide the needed information that would lead to the arrest of the suspect.
“Abra had more enough on bad publicity. We want our people now to cooperate in identifying the suspect so that he will answer for the crime he committed to an innocent young girl who was just eager to welcome the new year,” Bersamin stressed.
Bersamin called on the neighborhood in the village to cooperate with police investigators so that the case will be solved and the victim’s family will also have their peace of mind and for them to move on after the tragic incident that happened to their family.