Nograles: Killers of Batocabe must not go ‘unpunished’ | Inquirer News
Close  

Nograles: Killers of Batocabe must not go ‘unpunished’

By: - Reporter / @NCorralesINQ
/ 10:23 PM December 23, 2018
Karlo Nograles

Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles (File photo by LYN RILLON / Philippine Daily Inquirer)

MANILA, Philippines — Cabinet Secretary Karlo Nograles demanded justice for the killing of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe who was shot in Daraga, Albay on Saturday.

Nograles also joined government officials in mourning the “senseless death” of Batocabe, his former colleague at the House of Representatives.

ADVERTISEMENT

“I join my former colleagues in the House of Representatives, the good people of Bicol, and our nation in mourning the passing of AKO BICOL Pary-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe, and extend my deepest condolences to his family and loved ones,” he said in a statement on Sunday.

He said Batocabe “displayed the characteristics of a true legislator: an admirable work ethic, a sincere concern for his constituents, and a firm grasp of the issues affecting them.”

FEATURED STORIES

“Those responsible for the senseless death of Rep. Batocabe must be brought to justice,” he said.

Rodel Batocabe head closeup

Rep. Rodel Batocabe (Photo from his Facebook account)

“I am confident that the authorities will utilize all the resources available to them to ensure that this crime does not go unpunished, to deliver justice, and to exert all efforts to prevent similar tragedies from happening,” he added.

The Palace official oraise Batocabe as “a good friend, a loving husband and a devoted father.”

“We pray for the eternal repose of the soul of our dear friend, Rodel; for the strength and faith of his family — his beloved spouse Gertie and their children — and for the safety of all Filipinos,” he said. /atm

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.
Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Ako Bicol, Batocabe killing, Karlo Nograles, Rodel Batocabe
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2022 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.