Gang wars are on the rise again in Brgy. San Pedro, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan.
Barangay Kagawad Rey Tabang told Palawan News that the fight among gangs in the barangay started since last year when it broke out at the city coliseum’s fountain area where the groups converge.
Tabang identified the groups as Pantera, Sniper and Scorpion, though not all there members, are not only from Brgy. San Pedro but also from Brgys. San Jose, Irawan, Mangingisda, and Buncag and Baltan areas.
The barangay council called the leaders of the three groups which de-escalated the fights.
But last month, members of Scorpion Gang caused a commotion at the wake of a member of rival Sniper as a revenge for the same act by the other gang last week.
Sniper Gang members threw stones at the wake which led to a rumble.
“Alam ng mga grupong galling ng Irawan na taga San Jose ang mga Scorpion kaya dito nila inaabangan kaya dito napapadalas ang gulo,” Tabang said.
He said that they already caught a tricycle carrying empty bottles, iron pipes and stones used by the members when they fight rival groups.
Most of the members are minors so authorities have no choice but to send them home as they cannot be jailed.
The barangay council has requested the presence of a police officer to supervise the local watchmen to maintain the peace and order in the barangay according to Tabang.