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Village watchman tagged in slaying of Pacquiao’s police bodyguard

/ 03:23 PM October 10, 2012
Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER file photo

Sarangani Representative Manny Pacquiao. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

GENERAL SANTOS CITY, Philippines—Police authorities said on Wednesday they had identified a suspect behind Sunday’s slaying of a close-in security aide of Sarangani Representative and boxing champion Manny Pacquiao.

Senior Police Officer 4 Rex Diongon, Makar police station investigator, said witnesses had identified Ernesto Guindolman, 26, a barangay tanod (village watchman) of Apopong village – which Paquiao’s younger brother, Rogelio, chairs – as the one who stabbed SPO3 Rey Edradan dead.

Edraran was visiting a Rowena Cabaniog, who happened to be Guindolman’s former live-in partner, in Barangay Labangal, when the victim was attacked.

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Police said jealousy might have prompted Guindolman to stab the police officer before fleeing, forcibly taking with him Cabaniog and her two children.

Diongon said a manhunt was launched against Guindolman.

TAGS: Crime, crime suspects, Ernesto Guindolman, Homicide, Manny Pacquiao, Murder, police aides, Policemen, Regions, Rey Edradan, stabbing
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