PNP forms task group to probe journalist slay in Pangasinan
MANILA, Philippines — The Police Regional Office 1 (PRO-1) has activated a special investigation task group (SITG) to look into the case and arrest the perpetrators behind the killing of a Pangasinan-based veteran journalist and columnist.
In a statement on Wednesday, PRO-1 director Brig. Gen. Rodolfo Azurin condemned the killing of radio commentator Virgilio “Vir” Maganes of Villasis, Pangasinan as he announced the creation of SITG Maganes.
Azurin said that the SITG is now investigating leads and persons of interest who have been identified through footages from closed circuit television cameras near the crime scene.
Maganes was shot six times as he was entering the compound of his residence on Tuesday morning.
PRO-1 officials appealed to those who know any information about the perpetrators of the crime to contact the police through the following contact numbers:
– (PNPPRO1) space (Message), send to 74447701
Pangasinan Provincial Police Office:
– (075) 542-7185
Miggy Dumlao, INQUIRER.net trainee
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