Mastermind in Percy Lapid slay known next week? 'Very possible,' says Remulla | Inquirer News

Mastermind in Percy Lapid slay known next week? ‘Very possible,’ says Remulla

/ 07:12 PM October 28, 2022
Knowing the mastermind in the killing of broadcaster Percival Mabasa or Percy Lapid is "very possible" by next week, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said Friday.

Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla — INQUIRER file photo / RICHARD A. REYES

MANILA, Philippines–Knowing the mastermind in the killing of broadcaster Percival Mabasa or Percy Lapid is “very possible” by next week, Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla said Friday.

Remulla said this after describing the investigation of both the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) as “very satisfactory.”

ADVERTISEMENT

“I think we’ve made a lot of progress. I think that we can; the proper cases can be filed by the end of next week, hopefully,” Remulla told reporters.

Asked if the mastermind may be identified next week, he said: “It’s very possible.”

FEATURED STORIES

Eight persons of interest have already been secured–four at the NBI and three at the PNP. On the other hand, two siblings of one of the two middlemen are already under the Witness Protection Program (WPP).

Remulla earlier said the death of middleman Cristito Villamor Palaña, aka Jun Globa Villamor and Crisanto Palaña Villamor, died inside the New Bilibid Prison. Confessed gunman Joel Escorial identified him as the one who promised to pay them P550,000 for killing Lapid.

The DOJ chief earlier said Villamor’s death could be another murder related to Lapid’s case.

READ: Death of middleman in Percy Lapid case a possible murder — Remulla

Forensic expert Dr. Raquel Fortun has already conducted a second autopsy on Villamor’s body.

RELATED STORIES:

DOJ says four persons of interest from Bilibid now with NBI 

‘Middleman’ revealed to sister those behind Percy Lapid murder – report 

JPV/abc

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: ambush, DoJ, mastermind, Murder, NBI, Percy Lapid, PNP‎
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Subscribe to our daily newsletter

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.



© Copyright 1997-2023 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.