Vice President Leni Robredo has known as for an intensive probe on the raid that led to the death of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr.
Robredo, nonetheless, urged the federal government agencies that can undertake the investigation to make sure that it will likely be finished correctly.
“[H]inihingi natin sa mga institusyon natin, na inaasahan natin, na huwag namang sayangin iyong ating tiwala. Na iyong imbestigasyon na gagawin, hindi naman iyong lalong makakabigay ng pagduda, lalong mas maraming katanungan iyong maibibigay. Gusto natin pagkatapos noong imbestigasyon, lahat na tanong sa isipan natin nasagot,” she instructed reporters in Navotas City Wednesday (August 2).
Parojinog and 14 others died in a pre-dawn raid carried out by members of the Region 10 Criminal Investigation and Detection Group on July 30.
The police claimed Parojinog’s safety staff fired at them as they have been about to serve a search warrant, forcing them to shoot again.
Considering Parojinog is the third politician in President Rodrigo Duterte’s so-called “narco list” who was gunned down, Robredo stated his death sends a “chilling effect.”
“Parang may chilling effect ito, eh. Parang threat siya sa mga narco-politicians na patuloy pa ring ginagawa iyong hindi dapat gawin,” she stated.
However, she stated the style through which the search warrant was carried out raises questions concerning the course of.
The Vice President urged criminals to give up moderately than threat their lives in encounters with legislation enforcers.
“Huwag nang hintayin, huwag nang hintayin na maabutan sila ng long arm ng batas, pero kusa na sanang mag-surrender. Pagpapakita ng kooperasyon sa ating pamahalaan,” she stated.