President concerned over Percy Lapid slay; Palace vows probe report out in 7 days
MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. is “concerned” over the killing of radio broadcaster Percy Lapid in Las Piñas on Monday night, Malacañang said Tuesday.
Senior Deputy Executive Secretary Hubert Guevara said Palace officials have been instructed to look at the investigation into Lapid’s ambush.
“The Office of the President, particularly President Marcos, is concerned with what happened to Percy Lapid,” he told reporters in an interview.
“In fact we have been instructed to take a look at the conduct of the investigation on the ambush of him last night,” Guevara added.
Guevarra said he will meet with the authorities investigating the incident “ensure that the conduct of investigation proceeds without any problem and report to us hopefully within the next seven days.”
“I was in communication with certain officials who advised me that the Southern Police District has created a task force on Percy Lapid,” Guevara said.
Percival Mabasa, better known as Percy Lapid, a DWBL radio commentator, was shot dead Monday night at the gate of BF Resort Village in Talon Dos, Las Piñas.
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