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Police keep watch at Iloilo nightlife district


By Tara Yap

Iloilo City – Police in this city has deployed additional officers at a popular nightlife locale following a deadly shooting incident there last weekend.

Sr. Supt. Henry Biñas, Iloilo police chief assigned more officers to the Smallville complex in Mandurriao district on the urging of Mayor Jose Espinosa III.

Last Sunday, 24-year-old Rey Myr Tan was shot dead while walking with his friends at Smallville after a night out.

Tan’s group and that of Jyru Joseph Hulleza had a confrontation earlier that night. Allegedly, Hulleza’s group went back to seek out Tan and shot him.

Smallville has seen several violent incidents for over a decade. Police patrolled the place almost every night.

The police team at Smallville had just ended its 9 p.m.-5 a.m. shift when Tan was killed.

Espinosa will talk with Smallville restaurant and bar owners on how to tighten security measures.

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