MANILA, Philippines – The police are still investigating the identity of the two suspects involved in the shooting death of commentator Percy Lapid after they were caught on CCTV camera.
“There are two possible perpetrators who were caught on CCTV. Effort is being exerted to identify them,” said Southern Police District deputy district director for operations Police Colonel Restituto Arcangel this Wednesday, October 5 in an interview with GMA.
In a statement, the city government of Las Pinas said they promise to bring justice to Lapid’s death.
They also extended their condolences to the victim’s family and friends.
“The killing of journalists is a direct attack on press freedom and curtails people’s right to truth and expression. The Las Piñas City Police has formed a special task force to immediately investigate this heinous crime,” ayon sa Las Pinas LGU.
“We extend our heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved family and vow to bring justice for Percy,” dagdag pa.
It can be remembered that according to the authorities, one of the alleged motives for killing Lapid has to do with his work as a commentator. RNT/JGC
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