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Task Force 211 mobilizes Mindanao investigators to fast-track resolution of radioman slay case

Manila (20 November) -- Justice Undersecretary Ricardo Blancaflor, the Chairman of Task Force 211, ordered for an immediate and thorough investigation of the killing of radio commentator Aristeo Padrigao on Monday in Gingoog, Misamis Oriental.

Blancaflor mobilized the Task Force's law enforcement components a few hours after the incident, and sent a team the following day (Tuesday) to Gingoog to oversee and expedite the investigation of the case.

Blancaflor said "The Task Force is working 24/7 on this case. The members of this Task Force are dedicated and committed to their work, and are passionate public servants. Please be assured that we are giving it our all."

The RP government was criticized for the growing number of media killings in the country and for its alleged failure to prevent further killings.

"Prevention is everyone's concern, and I appeal to everybody to help us in this battle", Blancaflor stressed. He added that the Task Force can use a little help from the media and civil society.

"The problem is when they receive death threats, they do not report these threats to the proper authorities. Incidents could have been prevented if they cooperated with us", Blancaflor added.

Task Force 211 was instrumental in the early resolution of three media killings this year. The cases of mediamen Dennis Cuesta. Martin Roxas, and Bert Sison were resolved by the Task Force in an average of 9 and a half days.

Task Force 211 invites the public to view its website,, where the details and status of all other extralegal and media killings and political violence cases are declared.

Blancaflor invites the public to peruse these cases. "We welcome the support of the media, civil society, sectoral organizations, political groups, religious sector, and practically anyone who cares to end extra-legal killings and political violence in our country", he says. (PIA-MMIO) [top]

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