10 cops charged for slay of former Biliran rep’s bodyguard yield to Legazpi police
LEGAZPI CITY––Ten police officers wanted for the 2018 killing of a bodyguard of former Biliran representative Glenn Chong and a female companion in Cainta town in Rizal province surrendered Monday to the Legazpi City police.
Major Maria Luisa Calubaquib, Bicol police spokesperson, identified the police as Staff Sergeants Julius Villadarez of Quezon City, Richard Raagas, Corporal Arthur Gerard Ignacio, Patrolmen Napoleon Relox, Jordan Antonio, Marvin Santos, and Terry Anthony, members of Rizal police; and Corporals Merwin Macam, Diogenes Barrameda Jr., and Patrolman Efren Areola, members of the Highway Patrol Group of Region 4A (Calabarzon).
She said in a report that the police hid for the past three years after they were reportedly involved in the ambush-slaying of Richard Red Santillan, an aide of Chong, and Gessamyn “Minmin” Casing on Dec. 10, 2018.
The report said the two were killed while aboard Santillan’s car along the road in Cainta town.
Calubaquib said the arrested suspects were among the 20 people cited in the warrant of arrest issued by the Regional Trial Court Branch 99 in Antipolo City for the charges of murder.
The suspects, who sought refuge in this city, have decided to surrender and give their testimonies around 10:30 a.m. Monday regarding the case to the city police.
Calubaquib said the suspects are under the custody of the city police.
After documentation, the surrenderers would be transferred to the Calarbazon police office for custody and disposition.