By Francis Allan L. Angelo


THE death threats against four top officials of Ajuy, Iloilo can be resolved if the two feuding political families in the town settle their scores peacefully.


This was the recommendation of Chief Supt. Isagani Cuevas, Police Regional Office (PRO-6) director, regarding the alleged plot on the lives of Ajuy Mayor Juancho Alvarez, Sangguniang Bayan Members Pepe Dumayao and Pepe Baterna and Iloilo fifth district Board Member Jett Rojas.


Rojas alleged that their cousin Vicente “Etik” Espinosa is behind the plot.


Espinosa is also being tagged as the mastermind of the assassination of the late Ajuy vice mayor Ramon Rojas last year.


Cuevas said the feud between the Rojas and Espinosa families could be the reason for the alleged assassination plans against the four officials.


Cuevas said it would be best if the two families settle their scores in peaceful manner instead of resorting to violence means.


The PRO-6 chief is also willing to hold a dialogue with the personalities involved in the issue.


“I advise the four officials of Ajuy to be extra careful because of the reported plot on their lives,” Cuevas said.


The Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) earlier revealed that four officials in northern Iloilo are the targets of a gun-for-hire group.


Senior Supt. Ricardo dela Paz, IPPO chief, said they have prepared security measures to protect the four officials from the alleged assassination plot.