BY JOEL CALAMBA ESCOL, Managing Editor
CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY – As the Uy family continue to seek justice for the brutal murder of Barangay Councilor Roland Sherwin ‘Tawee’ Uy, the bounty for the killer’s information has also increased to a staggering Twelve Million Pesos (P12-M)
The Uy announced in their social media account that many of their political supporters and businessmen-friends have responded to the “peso-peso” campaign to get more funds and increase the reward to anyone who can provide verified information to the identities of the assassin and his accomplice.
Sherwin “Tawee” Uy, 45 and their caretaker, Samuel Pabalan, 67, were shot dead by still unidentified riding-in-tandem suspects at the family’s quarry business in the outskirt between Barangay Pagatpat and San Simon last November 11.
The bounty started when Cagayan de Oro City Mayor Oscar Moreno announced the City Government is willing to shell out at least P2 Million for the speedy arrest of the gunman.
The reward money then reached to P4-Million as some businessmen who were friends of the Uy family also chipped in more than Two Million Pesos, while the “peso-peso campaign” has also accummulated another P2 million until it reached a whooping P12-Million as of yesterday.
The remains of Kag Tawee Uy will be brought to his final resting place tomorrow, Saturday, in one of the high-end resting places in the city, it was learned.
The motorcade, it was learned, will be from Cosmopolitan Funeral Homes where the wake is held, and it will be buried at Cagayan de Oro Gardens. There will be a mass followed by the interment.
But the Uy’s were reportedly saddened as barely eight days now they have not yet achieved justice since police authorities cannot still established the identities of the suspects.
However, Major Ivan Viñas, spokesperson of the Cagayan de Oro City Police Office (COCPO) told a local radio station here that they have already gathered some pieces of information from the residence at the vicinity of the crime scene.
Initial investigation disclosed that there were two suspicious-looking individuals that were found roaming around the crime scene.
Viñas said the affidavits of the witnesses have now been officially signed and this will serve as evidence when identities of the suspects are properly identified.