Cebu re­sorts told: Aug­ment se­cu­rity


CEBU Gov. Hi­lario Da­vide III wants pri­vate re­sorts to aug­ment their se­cu­rity in the wake of the death of for­mer Man­daue City coun­cilor Beethoven An­daya.

“We will beef up se­cu­rity there. It was on the news that the po­lice ini­tially said the mo­tive for the killing was rob­bery. But I’m sure our law en­forcers are on top of the in­ves­ti­ga­tions,” the gover­nor said.

Da­vide said he will re­mind re­sort own­ers to se­cure their re­spec­tive prop­er­ties like in­stalling se­cu­rity cam­eras within their premises.

“We will tell our po­lice of­fi­cers to con­duct a rou­tine pa­trol in the area,” he said. The gover­nor also sent his con­do­lences to An­daya’s fam­ily.

The 55-year-old An­daya was found dead in the room he rented by staff of the Pebbles Beach Re­sort in Barangay Liloan, San­tander town, lo­cated 130 kilo­me­ters south of Cebu City.

A gun­shot wound on his ch­est caused his death. Records from the ho­tel showed that the for­mer politi­cian was alone in the re­sort.

San­tander po­lice said there were signs of strug­gle found within his room and bills of dif­fer­ent de­nom­i­na­tions worth P1,300.

Also re­cov­ered from the crime scene was a 9mm Glock pis­tol which be­longed to An­daya. His brother Eugene ad­mit­ted to po­lice that the for­mer coun­cilor usu­ally brings P20,000 to gam­ble on cock der­bies.

Po­lice said re­sort guests saw two men stand­ing in front of An­daya’s room prior to his death.

The re­sort’s se­cu­rity cam­eras were in­stalled within the ad­min­is­tra­tive wing lo­cated 30 me­ters away from the crime scene. /

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