News Release

QC LGU beefs up more security for Pres Marcos’ 1st SONA

CALOOCAN CITY, (PIA) — Following a shooting incident at the Ateneo de Manila University campus that left three dead on Sunday, the Quezon City Government has further beefed up its security measures for President Ferdinand Marcos Jr.’s first State of the Nation Address (SONA).

The Quezon City government, together with departments, task forces, and agencies under its Law and Order Cluster, and the QCPD (Quezon City Police District) will work together to further strengthen security and other measures to ensure no untoward incident will occur during the State of the Nation Address on Monday and strictly enforce the gun ban that has been in place since Friday, July 22,” said Mayor Joy Belmonte in a statement.

President Marcos will deliver his first SONA at the Batasang Pambansa Complex, Monday afternoon.

Belmonte denounced the shooting incident that resulted in the cancellation of the School of Law graduation rites.

This kind of incident has no place in our society and must be condemned to the highest level,” she added.

Initial police reports identified the fatalities as former Lamitan City, Basilan mayor Rose Furigay, an Ateneo campus security guard, and Furigay’s executive assistant.

The suspect, identified by the police as Dr. Chao Tiao Yumul, is now under custody. (PIA-NCR)