Family of Dr. Yumol in Basilan asks for protection

The family of Dr. Chao-Tiao Yumol, suspect in the Ateneo campus in City, is now requesting protection after their father was shot and killed in Lamitan, Basilan this Friday.

This Friday morning Rolando Yumol, retired police officer, and father of Chao-Tiao was shot outside their house in Lamitan.

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The assailants escaped on a motorcycle.

In a report by Chino Gaston and Efren Mamac on GMA News “24 Oras,” Muykim, Chao-Tiao’s mother, appealed to President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. to help them because they were receiving information about the threat to their lives.

“Mayroon pong bali-balita na pinag-iingat na ho kami, na iisa-isahin na raw kami,” said Muykim.

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“Sana matulungan kami ni Presidente ‘Bongbong’ Marcos, nasa panganib na ang buhay namin. President, maawa po kayo sa amin. Nasa threat ho ang buhay naming lahat,” she pleaded.

According to the widow, many are advising their family to be careful.

“Gusto ko bumalik yung asawa ko. Yung tao lang ho namin ang nag-aasikaso wala ho kaming ibang ano roon. Pati yung mga tao namin natatakot na rin, yung mga tao namin hindi namin kadugo,” said Muykim.

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The authorities have not yet determined the motive behind Rolando’s murder.

Family of Dr. in Basilan asks for protection

“Sa mga kababayan natin sa Lamitan, maging mahinahon po tayo. Huwag po tayong magpadalos-dalos, mag-suspect kung may alitan man sila in both parties. Sa ngayon po sinisikap natin makahagilap ng impormasyon. Under thorough investigation pa po yung kaso na ito,” said Lamitan City Police chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Tadzhabel Managola.

The police filed multiple charges against Chao-Tiao for the and killing of former Lamitan Mayor Rose Furigay, her executive aide Victor Capistrano, and Ateneo security guard Jeneven Bandiala.

Also injured was Furigay’s daughter, Hannah, who was supposed to be among the university’s graduating law students on Sunday.

“We believe that we have a strong case [against Dr. Yumol] considering all the evidence and testimonies we gathered. All these are leading to the suspect we have under custody,” said PNP Officer-In-Charge Police Lieutenant General Vicente Danao Jr.

“As of now, the suspect remains in the custody of the QCPD. We assure that the suspect is afforded his constitutional rights, at the same time no special favors will be granted to him,” he added.

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