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PNP identifies one of Fr. Lucero's assailants, works on others

Tacloban City (October 22) -- Police Chief Superintendent Mario R. Sandiego disclosed that the identity of one of the suspects in the Fr. Lucero ambush-slay has already been unmasked but the same cannot be divulged yet in order not to jeopardize the ongoing investigation.

"One suspect has been identified but the Philippine National Police is still gathering more concrete evidences," Director Sandiego said.

The PNP Region 8 Director informed that the Philippine National Police is in close coordination with the Armed Forces of the Philippines in conducting thorough investigation as to the identity of the six suspects which the National Bureau of Investigation presented through composite sketches.

Director Sandiego made the statement as a reaction to the recent news story accusing the government as the one responsible in the Fr. Cecilio Lucero's ambush-slay.

The PNP cannot just name any individuals or groups as the ones possibly responsible in the ambush slay pending thorough investigation of the case, the PNP director stressed.

Director Sandiego alluded to the result of the fact-finding mission spearheaded by human-rights watchdog Karapatan, The Promotion of Church People's Response and the Diocese of Catarman, which accused the state agents as the one responsible for the ambush slay of Fr. Lucero, he being a human rights advocate.

The PRO 8 Director reiterated that the investigation is underway and that the PNP is working for the early solution of the case.

"It is hard to speculate, that is why I reiterate my appeal for the public to be patient and the wait for the result of the investigation which is being conducted by the proper authorities," Director Sandiego said. (PIA 8/PNP8) [top]

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