Palace vows killers of Cavite reporter will be arrested
MANILA, Philippines — Malacañang vowed on Monday to catch the killers of a Cavite tabloid reporter, who was gunned down inside her Bacoor home last Sunday.
Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said a “dedicated tracker team” has started pursuing those behind the killing of Rubylita Garcia, 52, a correspondent of the tabloid Remate for more than 20 years. She was also a member of the National Press Club.
“We extend our condolences to the family of the late Rubylita Garcia,” Lacierda said in a Palace statement, adding the government’s promise to pursue justice in this “heinous death” case. “Tracker teams are already in place to look for the suspect[s].”
Citing information from the Philippine National Police, Lacierda said artist sketches of the assailants have been made based on the account of a “lone witness whose identity we will keep confidential.”
The killers stormed Garcia’s house at past 10 a.m. One of them was heard saying in Filipino, “We will not touch anyone else,” before shooting the victim at least four times.
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