Police: Killing of PCSO official possibly work-related
MANILA, Philippines — The killing of Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) Board Secretary Wesley Barayuga appears possibly related to his work, police said Friday.
“Posibleng work-related ang motibo dahil ‘yung biktima ay [Board] Secretary ng PCSO. May mga kontrata o posibleng mga nag-o-operate ng gambling operation na hindi pinagbigyan [na] posibleng siyang dahilan kaya nangyari po ang insidente,” Mandaluyong police chief Col. Hector Grijaldo Jr. said over Teleradyo on Friday.
(Possible that the motive is work-related because the victim is Board Secretary of PCSO. There may be contracts or possibly those into gambling operations who were not granted that possibly caused the incident.
Grijaldo said they will coordinate with Barayuga’s colleagues to aid in their probe.
“We will be working for a formal investigation doon sa mga katrabaho niya at kung sino makapagbigay ng lead,” he said.
(We will be working for a formal investigation with his co-workers and those who can give us leads.)
On Thursday afternoon, Barayuga was shot dead by unidentified assailants while on his way home from his office in Mandaluyong City.
Police investigators are still studying the closed-circuit television (CCTV) footage to identify and track down the suspects, Grijaldo said.
Police records show that prior to being PCSO Board Secretary, Barayuga was a retired police general formerly assigned in Region 6.
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