Mancao holds key to resolve Dacer-Corbito twin kidnap-slay case, says Dacer family counsel
Manila, June 5 (PNA) -- The lawyer of the late publicist Salvador "Bubby" Dacer was optimistic that the case will finally be resolved with the return of former police Sr. Supt. Cesar Mancao II.
Dacer was abducted and killed along with his driver Emmanuel Corbito.
Mancao arrived Thursday morning at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA) escorted by a National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) team.
"Magandang development ito na after 10 years magkakaroon ng kaliwanagan ang pagkapatay kay Bubby Dacer (This is a positive development that could lead to the resolution of the case after almost ten years)," Dacer family legal counsel Demetrio Custodio said in a radio interview.
Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito were abducted and slain in November 2000. Their remains were later found charred beyond recognition in a deep ravine in Maragondon town, Cavite.
They were allegedly executed by members of the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF), of which, Mancao was a member then.
"Ang importante ngayon ay maisiwalat ni Mancao sa madla kung ano talaga ang nangyari kay Bubby Dacer (What is important now is that Mancao would be able to divulge to the public what really happened to Bubby Dacer)," Custodio further said.
Following his execution of a sworn-affidavit on Feb. 14, 2009 before the United States federal court, Mancao has expressed his intention and willingness to turn state witness in the Dacer-Corbito double murder case. (PIA-MMIO) [top]