Vice Governor Ronald Balao-as told tribesmen from Tubo, Abra and Besao, Mountain Province to settle their dispute at the provincial board.
This after three eel gatherers from Agawa in Besao were murdered by suspects believed to be from Baclingayan in Tubo.
Balao-as said the provincial board is neutral ground.
“We are suggesting to the tribal leaders and local officials of Besao the use of the provincial board as a neutral ground to seek for justice on the brutal murder of their colleagues because we want the matter to be peacefully settled,” he said.
“Besao people will be at a disadvantage if they insist in going to Tubo to locate the suspect because they will only get denials from the residents in the said municipality,” Balao-as added.