Senator Grace Poe minced no phrases in condemning the killing of 14-year-old Reynaldo de Guzman, the missing companion of 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz who was killed by Caloocan City policemen on August 18.
De Guzman’s physique, which bore 30 stab wounds, was present in Gapan, Nueva Ecija on Wednesday. Arnaiz was allegedly killed in an alleged shootout with Caloocan City police after he robbed a taxi driver. But post-mortem report confirmed that Arnaiz was tortured and killed execution fashion by the police.
“Kasumpa-sumpa na ang labing-apat na taong gulang na si Reynaldo de Guzman ay natagpuang tadtad ng saksak sa Gapan, Nueva Ecija,” Poe mentioned.
“Namumuhi tayo na dalawang batang punung-puno ng pag-asa ang pinatay sa marahas na paraan,” she mentioned. Arnaiz and De Guzman, who had been each from Cainta, went out to purchase meals in the night of August 18. They didn’t return residence.
She added, “Huwag naman sanang paikutin ang ulo natin na holdaper rin ang batang ito gaya ng pinalulutang na kuwento tungkol sa kanyang kasamang si Carl Angelo Arnaiz.”
Arnaiz was a former University of the Philippines (UP) pupil. His household discovered him in a morgue in Caloocan City.
“Dapat gamitin ang buong puwersa ng sistema ng hustisya ng ating bansa para durugin ang mga salarin sa karumal-dumal na krimeng ito at matigil na ang walang habas na pagkitil ng buhay lalo na ng mga kabataan,” Poe mentioned.