The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Monday ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to analyze the killing of the head of a state-run college right here.
In his Department Order 764, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II directed the NBI to conduct an investigation and case build-up on the death of Dr. Ricardo Rotoras, “and if evidence so warrants, to file appropriate charges thereon.”
Aguirre mentioned he has delegated NBI Director Dante Gierran to look into the killing of Rotoras, president of the University of Science and Technology of Southern Philippines (USTP). He additionally headed the Philippine Association of State Universities and College (PASUC) on the time of his death.
Rotoras was gunned down by nonetheless unidentified assailants exterior his house at Golden Glow North, a fancy housing subdivision in Barangay Carmen, this metropolis, on Dec. 2.
Aguirre additionally ordered Gierran to submit a report back to the Office of the Secretary on its “current activities related to the implementation of this Order.”
NBI-10 Regional Director Sally Hans Barbaso mentioned that native brokers have been deployed to collect data on the case.
“Even before I received the order, we started initial investigation on the case. We can investigate motu propio,” Barbaso mentioned in an interview Monday afternoon.
Barbaso mentioned the company was intently coordinating with different legislation enforcement companies.
A holy mass was held for Rotoras on the USTP gymnasium Monday morning.
USTP trainer Nef Luczon mentioned about 2,000 individuals, composed of the college college and employees, college students and guests, occupied the 1,500-capacity facility to attend the mass.
Luczon mentioned Rotoras’ stays might be delivered to the USTP gymnasium for viewing on Dec. 6-Eight.
In a associated growth, town authorities has supplied to present a P1 million reward for many who can result in the arrest of the perpetrator within the Rotoras killing.
Mayor Oscar Moreno has additionally requested the DOJ to assist in the speedy decision of the case, mentioned Maricel Casiño-Rivera, town data officer. (Jigger J. Jerusalem/PNA)