Dauin Mayor Galicano Truita’s Family Held Hostage For 8 Hours

Wife, Children Of Dauin Mayor Galicano Truita in Negros Oriental Held Hostage For Hours

DAUIN MAYOR – The wife and children of Mayor Galicano Truita were held hostage for 8 hours. The politician was in Manila for an official drip during the incident.

The family of the mayor of Dauin Mayor Galicano Truita in Negros Oriental was held hostage at 9:00 in the morning, August 27. The Provincial Police Office confirmed the incident.

In the initial information, the suspect was identified as Venirando Dalope, 57 years old, driver of Mayor Truita. The victims are Maricar Truita, wife of Mayor Tuita; Jemimie Truita, the mayor’s daughter; Lisa Tuban; and Maria Carmen Truita.

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Mayor Galicano Truita called the OIC of the Dauin Police Station to that there was a hostage taking that happened in his own home. The police immediately sent a negotiating team to speak with the suspect after receiving a call from the mayor.

When the police went to the area, they found the suspect armed with an m16 rifle, a 45-caliber pistol, and a 9mm pistol while holding the victim hostage. The politician was in Manila for an official trip during the incident.

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After eight hours of negotiations between the authorities and the hostage taker, the victims were released and the suspect was arrested and is now in police custody.

Provincial Director P/Col. Jonathan Pineda said none of the hostages were harmed, including the hostage taker. The victims are scheduled to undergo psychological debriefing. Currently, the police investigation is still ongoing regarding the motive of the crime.

“The hostage crisis at the residence of Mayor Galic was properly managed by the PNP [Philippine National Police] personnel together with other government agencies. No one was hurt, both from the hostages and the hostage-taker. This is a manifestation of good collaboration among government agencies,” said Pineda.

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