There is a distinction between the killing of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog in Misamis on Sunday and Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa in Leyte final November, Sen. Panfilo Lacson mentioned.
In a textual content message despatched to media, Lacson mentioned Parojinog and no less than 11 others had been killed not in a authorities facility however in an space the place they might shoot it out with authorities.
“Whatever are the circumstances of the deaths, at least this time, the mayor and the others killed were not under detention in a government facility. They were reportedly in the mayor’s farm/residence and capable of shooting it out with the authorities,” he mentioned.
Parojinog and no less than 11 others had been reported killed in a predawn police raid on their compound. Initial experiences mentioned police recovered firearms from the realm.
Earlier this 12 months, a Senate committee chaired by Lacson discovered irregularities within the killing of one other mayor linked to the drug commerce – Albuera mayor Rolando Espinosa.
Lacson famous Espinosa was killed inside subprovincial jail – a authorities facility – and located different indicators that the killing of Espinosa was premeditated by native police.
Meanwhile, Lacson additionally famous the slain mayor’s father Octavio Sr., a.okay.a. Ongkoy, was the founding father of the Kuratong Baleleng gang.
“While the group started as an anti-communist group under the supervision of the military in that area, over time, they were reportedly transformed into a criminal group engaged in KFR, robberies, extortion, and other illegal activities,” he mentioned.