The reported shooting incident in the Commission on Audit (COA) premises this morning is currently under investigation by the Police. We do not wish to preempt the investigation, so let us wait for the results.

In any case, we will not allow this incident to cow us into silence nor deter us from faithfully discharging our constitutional duty. We owe this to God and the Filipino people. Please pray for the safety of every man and woman in the Commission, and for continued courage and integrity.

Maraming salamat po sa inyong mga panalangin at suporta.

(signed)
MARIA GRACIA M. PULIDO TAN
Chairperson