pope ph

DOJ probes death of alleged lookout in Ortega murder case


MANILA, Philippines – The Department of Justice will launch an investigation into the death of Dennis Aranas, the alleged lookout in the hit team in the Gerry Ortega murder, a report on Radyo Inquirer 990 AM said Thursday.

According to the report, Justice Secretary Leila De Lima said the DOJ probe will determine the cause of death of Aranas.

Aranas was found dead by strangulation at the Lucena provincial jail last Wednesday morning, according to the wife of the victim.

Aranas was the second witness in the slaying of the Palawan journalist to die. The first witness, Valentin Lecias, died last year due to liver failure. John Daryl Dimalanta

Follow Us

Recent Stories:

Complete stories on our Digital Edition newsstand for tablets, netbooks and mobile phones; 14-issue free trial. About to step out? Get breaking alerts on your mobile.phone. Text ON INQ BREAKING to 4467, for Globe, Smart and Sun subscribers in the Philippines.

Tags: Doc Jerry Ortega , DoJ , environment , Justice , Leila de Lima , Nation

  • virgoyap

    If he was one of the witnesses then why was he imprisoned?

    • Jane Tan

      “alleged lookout in the hit team in the Gerry Ortega murder”

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Bakit hindi nag apply ang lookout na si Dennis as a state witness and be covered under the witness protection program?

  • http://www.facebook.com/danilo.navarro.946 Danilo Navarro

    dati nasa proteksiyon witness yan kaso inalis ng doj yan ang ngyari..dedo…kaya sino pa ang mangangahas mag tistigo kung ganyan ang nangyayari

Copyright © 2014, , .
To subscribe to the Philippine Daily Inquirer newspaper in the Philippines, call +63 2 896-6000 for Metro Manila and Metro Cebu or email your subscription request here.
Factual errors? Contact the Philippine Daily Inquirer's day desk. Believe this article violates journalistic ethics? Contact the Inquirer's Reader's Advocate. Or write The Readers' Advocate:
c/o Philippine Daily Inquirer Chino Roces Avenue corner Yague and Mascardo Streets, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines Or fax nos. +63 2 8974793 to 94