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Cebu ex-prosecutor’s murder stirs outrage in Malacañang

By: - Reporter / @FMOrellanaINQ
/ 09:52 AM January 20, 2019
Former prosecutor shot dead in Cebu

Police Scene of the Crime Operatives look at the yellow sports utility vehicle of former Cebu City assistant prosecutor Mary Ann Castro after she was shot dead by still unidentified assailants on Thursday night, Jan, 17, 2019. INQUIRER VISAYAS / NESTLE SEMILLA

MANILA, Philippines – Malacañang has ordered an investigation into the killing of former Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro.

Presidential spokesperson Salvador Panelo said Sunday that the Palace was “outrage by the brutal and brazen” ambush of the prosecutor.

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“We are outraged by the brutal and brazen ambush of former Cebu City Assistant Prosecutor Mary Ann Castro,” Panelo said in a statement.

According to Panelo, the Justice Department and the Philippine National Police have already been ordered to probe on Castro’s case.

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Castro was shot dead Thursday night as she was driving along Escario Street in Barangay Kamputhaw, Cebu, at about 9:50 p.m.

READ: Former prosecutor shot dead in Cebu

“The Department of Justice, through the National Bureau of Investigation, has been directed to immediately look into this dastardly crime, identify the perpetrators and bring them to the bar of justice,” he said.

“The Philippine National Police has likewise been directed to check into possible lapses, if any, considering the incident happened during an election gun ban,” he added.

Panelo then assured the family of Castro that “justice will be served.” /cbb

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