Nancy Binay wants answers, update on killing of Junjun’s aide
MANILA, Philippines – Senator Nancy Binay on Tuesday asked the Philippine National Police (PNP) to release details of the killing of the long-time aide of her brother, former Makati City mayor Junjun Binay.
Monalisa “Monette” Bernardo was gunned down by motorcycle-riding gunmen in Makiling Street, Barangay Olympia, Makati City in March.
Bernardo succumbed to several gunshot wounds a day later.
“We’re seeking for justice, and we’re looking for answers. Monette’s murder has a chilling effect on the family and supporters of Mayor Jun,” Nancy said in a statement
“Today marks the 40th day since Monette’s death, and until now we haven’t been given any update kung ano na ang nangyayari sa imbestigasyon. May lead na ba ang mga pulis? May suspect na ba? Ano na nga ba?” the lawmaker added.
Nancy said she wrote a letter to PNP chief Oscar Albayalde last April 26, which stated: “I would greatly appreciate if your office could share with us initial leads and provide us with details of any significant developments since the start of the investigation.”
The senator likewise backed her brother’s earlier proposal to the PNP to consider Makati City as an election hotspot.
“We will keep knocking on the doors of those in charge of the investigation until the perpetrators are found and duly convicted, and punished to the full extent of the law,” Nancy said.
Former Vice President Jejomar Binay previously offered a P1 million bounty to anyone who could provide information on mastermind/s of Bernardo’s death. /gsg
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