MANILA, Philippines—Presidential Peace Adviser Carlito Galvez Jr. called for sobriety and restraint on Monday (Aug. 31), in the wake of the killing of nine civilians in a gun attack in Kabacan, Cotabato over the weekend.
Unidentified gunmen opened fire on motorcycle riders near the University of Southern Mindanao in the afternoon of Saturday (Aug. 29), which instantly killed eight people. One, who was critically injured, later died.
Galvez assured that the government will “leave no stone unturned to bring the perpetrators of these dastardly acts to justice.”
He said in a statement that mechanisms are in place, like the Coordinating Committee on the Cessation of Hostilities and…