Palace: DOJ task force continues to monitor extrajudicial killings

March 18, 2014 8:58 am 

MANILA, March 17 — The Department of Justice (DOJ) task force continues to monitor extrajudicial killings in the country, Malacanang assured following the killing of a younger brother of Davao Bishop Fernando Capalla in Oton, Iloilo last Saturday night.

Reports showed that the victim, Romeo Capalla, died after sustaining two gunshot wounds in the head, while the gunmen, who were on board two motorcycles, fled immediately toward the Tigbauan town after the incident.

“(Ang) masasabi lang namin na talagang may nakatutok na task force diyan headed by Secretary Leila de Lima, so ini-investigate po lahat ‘yan,” Presidential Spokesman Edwin Lacierda said in a Palace media briefing on Monday.

“Siguro, si Secretary Leila de Lima will give us the status of each and every case. But let me just also say that this is not state policy,” he added.

Lacierda said that it was SOP (standard operating procedure) to go through each and every extralegal killing and investigate the motive behind it.

He also said that he would ask the Philippine National Police (PNP) to give him updates on the status of the investigation on the Capalla killing. (PNA)

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