A manhunt of kind had been ordered by blue ribbon committee chair Sen. Richard Gordon to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) on two personalities linked to the so-called Davao Group.
“The NBI is hereby instructed to trace Nanie Cabato and take her here under subpoena,” Gordon stated.
At the Senate listening to on the P6.Four-billion smuggled shabu from China, Gordon directed NBI Assistant Regional Dir. Vicente de Guzman to assist in ascertaining the whereabouts of not solely Cabato or Cabatu whom customs dealer Mark Taguba had repeatedly referred to as “Tita Nanie.”
Allegedly, Tita Nanie was the one who advised Taguba in regards to the Davao Group, a supposed influential group that would ease his transactions within the Bureau of Customs (BOC), however with a supposed “enrollment fee” of P5 million.
“Tita Nanie,” Taguba additionally confessed, launched him to the “friend” and “handler” of Davao City Vice Mayor Paolo Duterte and he recognized them as Davao City Councilor Nilo “Small” Abellera and a sure “Jack”, respectively.
While he admitted realizing the identify of “Tita Nanie”, Taguba couldn’t give another details about “Jack.”
Even Abellera, who admitted realizing “Jack”, stated he doesn’t know the latter’s tackle even when they’re each from Davao, far more his surname.
“Kaya mo bang dalhin si Jack dito,” Gordon requested Abellera.
“Sir hindi ko po alam kung saan nakatira,” Abellera stated.
“Konsehal ka naman eh, marami kayong kilala na kilala si Jack. Kaya mo bang pahanap si Jack?” the senator requested.
“I will try sir,” Abellera replied.
Gordon was then prompted to request the NBI to embody “Jack” of their manhunt.
“Again, I will request the NBI, Dir. De Guzman to try and exert all efforts to try and locate this Jack just to humor these two people,” the senator stated.
“Jack” alleged to have acquired the P1 million “advance payment” of Taguba to the Davao Group and P2 million, meant just for Vice Mayor Duterte.
Taguba stated it was Jack who launched him personally and accompanied him in assembly Abellera in Davao City the place he handed over to the latter the P5 million “enrolment fee” final Jan.
Abellera denied receiving any cash from Taguba.