Former Lamitan mayor, 2 others killed in Ateneo shooting; suspect arrested

Suspect in police custody: QC gov’t

(Eagle News)–Three people were killed in a shooting incident in Ateneo de Manila University in Quezon City on Sunday.

The Quezon City government identified the fatalities as Rosita Furugay, former mayor of Lamitan; one Ateneo security guard; and another who has yet to be identified, “likely the personal assistant” of the victim.

“We strongly denounce the shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University (ADMU) that occurred Sunday afternoon. This kind of incident has no place in our society and must be condemned to the highest level,” QC Mayor Joy Belmonte said, as she extended her condolences to the families of those who were killed.

She said the suspect was in police custody.

She gave the assurance the local government would “further strengthen security and other measures..” with the  State of the Nation Address (SONA) set to take place on Monday.

Ateneo law commencement rites cancelled

Supreme Court spokesperson Brian Hosaka said Chief Justice Alexander Gesmundo was supposed to be the guest speaker in the Ateneo Law School Graduation rites that were supposed to be held in the university.

“He was still in transit when the shooting happened and was advised to turn back,” Hosaka said.

“The Chief Justice is safe,” he added.

In a Tweet, the university said because of the incident at Areté, the 2022 Commencement Exercises of the Ateneo Law School have been cancelled.

“Ateneo is continuing to work with the police and other authorities to deal with the incident,” the university said.


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