Azurin Says Percy Lapid Case Not Yet Solved

PNP chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr.: “Hindi pa natin masasabi na solved na, although …”

AZURIN — Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said that the case of the killing of Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa is not yet solved.

PNP chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr.
Photo source: GMA News Online

Azurin said at a press briefing on Monday that authorities have yet to determine where the kill order against Percy Lapid came from.

Hindi pa natin masasabi na solved na, although, we have filed the cases already initially against kay Mr. (Joel) Escorial and ‘yung mga kasamahan niya,” Azurin said. “Because we have yet to determine nga saan nanggaling, kung totoong may mastermind, saan ba nanggaling ‘yung utos.

This was contrary to the earlier statement of Southern Police District (SPD) director Police Brigadier General Kirby John Kraft that the case of the killing of Percy Lapid was already solved considering that suspects were identified and apprehended. However, he added that they’re continuing the investigation.

According to the PNP chief, the authorities have to know if the mastermind only communicated with the “middlemen” in the plot to kill Percy Lapid or if more people were involved.

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It was last October 3 when Percy Lapid was shot dead in Las Piñas City. Last October 18, self-confessed gunman Joel Escorial was presented to the media following his surrender.

Escorial identified several persons involved in the plot to kill Percy Lapid – including two “middlemen” Cristito Villamor and Christopher Bacoto, who are detained at the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) and a jail facility under the BJMP (Bureau of Jail Management and Penology), respectively.

Also, Escorial identified his cohorts siblings Edmon and Israel Dimaculangan and a certain “Orlando” or “Orly”, who are still at large.

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said last October 20 that Villamor died inside the Bilibid on October 18. Villamor’s cousin Jose, who was also detained in the Bilibid, was secured and transferred to police custody in order to help in the investigation.

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