/ 26 July 2022

A STUDENT group at the Ateneo de Manila University condemned the gun attack inside the campus which took the lives of three individuals.

In a statement, the Sanggunian ng mga Mag-aaral ng mga Paaralang Loyola ng Ateneo de Manila said that there is no space for such a gruesome act in schools.

“We raise the call for justice and for a complete and transparent investigation to take place. The Sanggunian grieves with the bereaved families and the University community at large, notably at the loss of one of our own kuyas in the line of duty,” the Sanggunian said.

“This incident is an attack to our community and a reflection of the culture of impunity that our country is suffering from,” it added.

The victims were former Lamitan Mayor Rose Furigay, her aide Victor Capistrano and university security guard Jeneven Bandiala.

Furigay’s daughter Hannah, who was supposed to graduate that day, was wounded in the attack.

The Quezon City Police District said the suspect, Dr. Chao-Tiao Yumol, is under its custody.

“Rest assured that the Sanggunian will be coordinating with the relevant authorities in our University in order to provide assistance to the family of our security guard, and to chart further steps moving forward,” it said.