PNP presents suspect in stabbing of Mountain Province mayor
The Philippine National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (PNP-CIDG) presented on Monday the “hired killer” who stabbed and wounded a Mountain Province mayor.
The suspect was also tagged in the killing of two barangay captains and a policeman.
PNP-CIDG chief Director Roel Obusan revealed that the suspect, identified as George Ginabay, was an alleged motorcycle-riding criminal who pretended to be a certain “Sergeant George Guinolbay” of the Philippine Army by presenting fictitious identification cards.
“Ginamit nya ang Guinolbay dahil meron isang Major Guinolbay na part ng Philippine Army at ito ang ginagamit nya sa mga contracts, pretending that he was a graduate of scout ranger para tumaas ang kanyang presyo at binibiktima nya lagi matataas ang posisyon just like si Mayor Avelino Amangyen ng Paracelis, Mountain Province,” Obusan said during a press conference.
Obusan said the suspect was arrested by CIDG operatives last Saturday afternoon in Nueva Vizcaya, by virtue of a warrant of arrest released last Oct. 13.
He added that Ginabay stabbed Amangyen last Oct. 10 at a bank parking lot. Fortunately, the Mountain Province mayor survived the incident.
“11:35 a.m. lumabas po ako ng bangko, pumunta ako sa parking area at nakita ko yung Fortuner ko flat, umikot ako sa likod at doon may naka-motorsiklo. Nakasakay ang isa at yung isa nakatayo tapos sinaksak ako ng dalawang beses,” Amangyen told reporters, adding that he survived the incident after he flagged-down a tricycle to rush him to a hospital.
Amangyen said he sees “employment inside his municipality” as the motive behind the attempt to kill him.
“May dalawang bakante doon (na position sa munisipyo) na walang permanent appointment, may OIC lang at may mga aplikante,” he said. “Siguro (yun ang motibo) kasi wala ko ibang makitang dahilan.”
Obusan said the suspect also killed Mario Parolan, the local chief of Brgy. San Fernando, Nueva Vizcaya last April 6; a president of Association of Barangay Captains (ABC); and another policeman.
“Definitely may ka-grupo sya, pero sya talaga yung hands on na tumitira,” Obusan said.
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