CHR to probe murder of BuCor exec in Muntinlupa
MANILA, Philippines — The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) on Wednesday said it will start its own investigation into the murder of an official of the Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) in Muntinlupa City.
In a statement, CHR spokesperson Jacqueline De Guia said the commission condemns the attack on 53-year-old Ruperto Traya, chief administrative officer 3 of the BuCor.
Traya had just alighted from his car to open the gate of his rented parking lot along Amparo Street in Barangay Poblacion when the gunman shot him on Tuesday afternoon.
“We assure the public that the CHR in the conduct of its own investigation will coordinate with law enforcement on all aspects of the investigation,” she said.
In a text message to INQUIRER.net, De Guia said the CHR is set to start the probe soon.
“While there are still questions on its means, the commission supports the initiatives of BuCor in addressing jail management issues. Hence, any attack on BuCor officials is also an attack on these initiatives,” she said in the statement.
“The commission calls upon our law enforcement to thoroughly investigate this case, to facilitate immediate identification and prosecution of the still unidentified assailant to deliver justice to the victims and his family,” she added. /muf
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