“If you have nothing to do withillegal drugs, then you have nothing to worry. But we don’t condone thekillings,” said Leonardia. Councilor Carlos Jose Lopez, author ofthe resolution, cited the series of fatal shooting incidents that have remained unsolved. He said there mustbe a thorough investigation. Mayor Evelio Leonardia believed thekillings were part of the drug war. Two days after, Patrolman EricAlcosaba, an AWOL (absent without official leave) cop was shot onBurgos-Circumferential Road. The Zerrudo and Alcosaba killings werethe latest in a series of recent shootings involving gunmen either onmotorcycles or cars. BACOLOD City – The SangguniangPanlungsod passed a resolution requesting the Philippine National Police (PNP), National Bureau ofInvestigation(NBI), Criminal Investigation and Detection Group(CIDG), andPhilippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) to form a task force to solve andprevent heinous crimes in the city. Just this Feb. 13, Nathan Zerrudo ofIloilo City was found dead with multiplegunshot wounds in Purok Rose, Barangay Cabug. He ordered Bacolod City policedirector Police Colonel Henry Biñas to maximize police visibility in thefield./PN The unidentified assailants fled usinga van.