31.4 C
Manila
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Home News Regions DoJ orders NBI to probe Masbate vice mayor’s slay

DoJ orders NBI to probe Masbate vice mayor’s slay

 

The Department of Justice (DoJ) over the weekend ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to unmask the perpetrators of the murder of Batuan, Masbate Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson 3rd.

Under Department Order 564, Secretary Menardo Guevarra wants to conduct a deeper investigation, although some suspects have been identified by the Manila Police District.

“….the NBI, through Dante A. Gierran, is hereby directed and granted authority to conduct an investigation and case build-up on the killing of Vice Mayor Charlie Yuson 3rd of Batuan, Masbate on [October 9, 2019] in Sampaloc, Manila,” the document said.


Gierran is the director of the NBI.

Guevarra ordered Gierran to submit reports on the progress of the subject investigation and case build-up directly to the Office of the Justice Secretary.

Last October 9, Yuson was shot dead in Sampaloc, Manila, while his companions Wilfredo Pineda, 44, and Alberto Alforte, 23, were injured by stray bullets.

Four suspects were arrested, but were later ordered released by the Manila fiscal.

The Yuson family suspected politics as the main culprit, putting the blame on the family of Sandra Cam, currently a board member of the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

Yuson defeated Marco Cam, son of the PCSO official, in the May 2019 midterm elections.

Duterte on drug war: ‘I’m not a murderer’

PRESIDENT Rodrigo Duterte has insisted he was "not a murderer" his critics portray him to be, despite the number of people who have been...

New US coronavirus case may be 1st from unknown origin

NEW YORK: A new coronavirus case in California could be the first in the US that has no known connection to travel abroad or...

Trump campaign sues NY Times for defamation over Putin

NEW YORK: The campaign to reelect President Donald Trump sued The New York Times for defamation Wednesday, saying it was responsible for an essay by...

Gunman kills 5 at Milwaukee brewery before taking own life

MILWAUKEE: An employee opened fire on Wednesday at one of the nation's largest breweries in Milwaukee, killing five fellow workers before taking his own...

Hardest-hit China, South Korea count 767 new virus cases

BEIJING: South Korea and China each reported hundreds more virus cases Thursday as the new illness persists in the worst-hit areas and spreads beyond...

Today’s Front Page February 27, 2020

Today’s Front Page February 27, 2020