Friday, February 1, 2013

DILG Investigates Killing of Erlinda Domingo

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Wednesday made a marching orders to police investigators to be sure that all angles are explored in relation to the Tuesday night killing of Maconacon, Isabela Mayor Erlinda Domingo.

The mayor was shot dead while she was about to check in at the Park Villa Apartelle in Examiner Street, Quezon City.

"Mariin kong ipinapaalala kina NCRPO Police Director Leonardo Espina at QCPD Director Senior Superintendent Richard Albano na alamin nila ang kabuoan nito. Ang inaasahan ko ay isang comprehensibong imbestigasyon sa krimeng ito," (I reminded QCPD Director Senior Superintendent Richard Albano to look into the whole story of the crime. What I expect is a comprehensive investigation of the this crime) said Roxas as he is commended police fast response and action that led to the arrest of three of the six suspects in less than 24 hours.

Roxas said this is not the first time that an incumbent mayor in the town of Maconacon was murdered. He said in 2009, Maconacon Mayor Francisco Talosig was also killed by a lone unidentified male gunman.

Talosig was shot in the neck with a .45-caliber pistol and died after several months of coma, Roxas said.

"Nakakapagtaka lang po na ang malayong bayan ng Maconacon—isang bayan sa dalampasigan ng Isabela na nakaharap na sa Dagat Pasipiko—sa loob ng tatlong taon ay dalawang mayor ang binaril," It is surprising that two mayors had already been killed in Maconacon) Roxas explained.

"Ang punto po dito, hindi ito ang kauna-unahang beses na nagkaroon ng pagpaslang ng mayor ng Maconacon. Nais nating malaman kung isolated events ba ito o kunektado ito," Roxas added. (The point here is that this is not the first time that the mayor of Maconacon is killed. We would like to know if the two killings are isolated cases or connected to each other)

QCPD investigation said the victim and her driver were unloading their baggage from their Mitsubishi Adventure when gunmen, aboard two motorcycles, appeared.

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