Police defend ‘slow’ pace of hazing death probe
MANILA, Philippines—The Makati City Police on Friday defended the alleged “slow investigation” on the death of hazing victim Guillo Cesar Servando.
Servando’s father, Aurelio, on Thursday went to the Makati police to monitor the turnover of the case and the pieces of evidence but lamented that the investigation was “quite slow for a father of a child who was killed.”
Speaking to reporters, Chief Senior Superintendent Manuel Lucban of the Makati City Police said there was a delay in the filing of cases because they were still collaborating the statements of all the victims and suspects.
Although the two other victims were now out of danger, he said “the victims have not fully recovered.”
He added that at least five of the 14 suspects have willingness to cooperate with the police to shed light on the investigation.
According to him, the suspects’ parents said their children are willing to accept their fate and would like to extend their apologies.
He said no hold departure order has been issued against the suspects, citing they would have to file the necessary charges next week.
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