Dinagat Islands council condems board member’s murder


The Sangguniang Panlalawigan of Dinagat Islands has passed a resolution condemning the brutal killing of Board Member Wenefredo Olofernes.

Board Members Lyn Dialde, Noli Abis, Absalon Colandog, and Elmie Olaco initiated the resolution, which also expressed the condolences to the family and friends of the victim.

In the resolution, which was approved Tuesday, July 9, the provincial legislators said that Olofernes, “in his service to the province and our people, was diligent and hard working in the performance of his duties as a Member of the Fourth Sanggunian and as a newly re-elected Member of the Fifth Sanggunian.”

The resolution also mentioned the local government’s constant coordination with the authorities in ensuring that justice would be served for the death of Olofernes.

Unidentified riding in tandem gunned down Olofernes who was on his motorcycle with a companion in Surigao City Sunday morning, July 7.