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Task group formed to probe businessman Yulo’s slay

/ 08:46 AM February 18, 2019
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MANILA, Philippines — A special investigation task group (SITG) was created by the Eastern Police District (EPD) on Monday to fast-track the investigation on the murder of businessman Jose Luis Yulo and his driver.

Yulo, 62, and driver Allan Nomer Santos were onboard a Toyota Grandia when they were shot by motorcycle-riding suspects along Edsa in front of a hospital in Barangay Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City, at around 3:30 p.m on Sunday.

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Police said the assailants wore black jackets and blue and black helmets.

READ: Businessman, driver killed, woman injured in Edsa shooting

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According to the police, the victim was a namesake of Jose Luis U. Yulo Jr., president of the Chamber of Commerce of the Philippine Islands.

The task group dubbed “SITG Yulo” is now studying the trajectory and cross-matching of bullets and fingerprints found at the vehicle, the EPD said in a statement.

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and other operatives are also looking for closed-circuit television footage at the route of the crime scene and the motorcycle used by the suspects to identify the perpetrators of the murder.

National Capital Region Police Office chief Director Guillermo Eleazar said the shooting might be related to business since Yulo reportedly had many businesses in Metro Manila and in Laguna.

“Business is one thing na (that) we are considering. But hindi naman ibig sabihin na iyan na ‘yan (But it does not mean that it’s final),” Eleazar told INQUIRER.net.

He said the police were not excluding other angles in the investigation. /cbb

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