Pagdilao to CIDG: Solve quickly killing of Bulacan agent

May 14, 2012 10:54 pm 

MANILA, May 14 – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group chief Director Samuel Pagdilao, Jr. has directed its Central Luzon unit to immediately solve the killing of a CIDG member in Bulacan.

The agent was gunned down by motorcycle-riding suspects inside a subdivision in San Rafael town last May 13.

Pagdilao said PO3 Rafael Bartolome, 46, of Lumang Bayan, Plaridel, and a member of Bulacan CIDG, was shot dead by two unidentified suspects on board a motorcycle in Lapid’s Ville Subdivision, Barangay Tambubong, San Rafael town.

Pagdilao directed Region 3 CIDG chief, Sr. Supt. Rudy Lacadin and Bulacan CIDG head Chief Insp. Monico Cadayona to immediately identify gun-for-hire groups based in Central Luzon with emphasis on armed riding tandems who may be behind the killing of Bartolome.

He also ordered the CIDG in Region 3 to mobilize their community volunteers, the Community Investigative Support to help in gathering more information and possible witnesses and evidence that will link the suspects to the killing of Bartolome.

Initial investigation disclosed Bartolome sustained multiple gunshot wounds from a caliber .45 pistol.

Prior to his killing, Bartolome visited the house of a certain Marife De Vera in Lapid’s Ville Subdivision where he had early dinner with the latter.

Reports also said that while eating, the victim received a phone call and afterwards hurriedly left, boarded his owner-type jeep and promised De Vera to return for the interrupted dinner.

Witnesses disclosed that when the victim’s owner type jeep reached the main gate of the subdivision, he alighted from his vehicle.

At that instance the suspects, on board a motorcycle, shot Bartolome twice in the head. (PNA)

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