Percy Lapid's family thanked DOJ, DILG, NBI

MANILA, Philippines – The family of the ambushed broadcaster and commentator Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa thanked the government branch that focused on the investigation and filing of the murder case against the suspended Bureau of Corrections (Bucor) chief Gen. Gerald Bantag and other colleagues. The Mabasa family, represented by Percy’s younger brother and also a seasoned journalist, Roy, is very grateful to the Department of Justice (DOJ), Department of the

Some witnesses point to Bangtag as the mastermind behind Lapid's murder - a lawyer

MANILA, Philippines- Several witnesses identified the suspended Bureau of Corrections chief Gerald Bantag as the mastermind behind the killing of Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa, according to Danilo Pelagio, legal counsel of Roy Mabasa, brother of the murdered journalist. “My partner, Atty. (Berteni) Causing (Mabasa family’s spokesperson), has earlier tagged Gen. (Gerald) Bantag and it seems that we are looking at him as one of the masterminds,” pahayag ni Pelagio. Following

Threat to Percy Lapid's family, exposed by Hontiveros

MANILA, Philippines – Senator Risa Hontiveros showed to reporters in the Senate through a powerpoint presentation the text messages and threatening calls to the family of the slain broadcaster Percy Lapid or Percival Mabasa by his real name. Such evidence of threats was given by the Mabasa family itself when he went to his home after the family asked the Senator for help. In this powerpoint presentation, Hontiveros heard and

Percy Lapid's brother has death threats

MANILA, Philippines – Roy Mabasa announced this Monday, October 24 that he has been receiving death threats at the same time as the ongoing investigation into the murder of his brother, broadcaster Percy Lapid. “I am receiving terrible death threats. That’s why I didn’t go to the DOJ just for your information because there was a threat to my life,” Mabasa said in the DZBB interview. “The messages sent to


Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos introduced the gunman in the killing of Percy Lapid in Las Pinas City on October 3 to reporters. Due to the non-stop conduct of in-depth investigation and thorough follow-up done by the staff of National Capital Region Police Office director PBGen. Jonnel Estomo and Southern Police District director PBGen. Kirby John Kraft, Joel Salve Estorial, 39, of Leyte was forced to surrender. Estorial,

PNP, DILG praised by the Chamber for the surrender of Percy Lapid's gunman

Manila, Philippines – Due to the important role of the media in society, it is very important to protect its members. House Speaker Martin Romualdez mentioned this at the same time as the House leadership praised the Philippine National Police (PNP) and Secretary Benhur Abalos of the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) because they now have one of the suspects in the broadcaster’s murder. which is Percival Mabasa

Percy Lapid's brother wants to test Estorial's credibility

MANILA, Philippines- The brother of slain broadcaster Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa has asked confessed gunman Joel Estorial to read the crime scene walkthrough. Veteran journalist Roy Mabasa announced that he wanted to meet the suspect who pointed out three other accomplices – the brothers Edmon and Israel Dimaculangan, and one “Orlando” – in the crime. “That was my request that I’ll be given the chance to confront the suspect. And

Percy Lapid's commentary in recent months, is being investigated by the PNP

MANILA, Philippines- Authorities are reviewing the comments made by slain journalist Percy Lapid in recent months before his assassination as part of the investigation, according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. this Tuesday. “We have also been studying his commentaries for several months and we are continuing backtracking,” said Azurin. Azurin revealed that Lapid’s family asked the police to arrest not only those who killed

SPD: Motorist with dash cam, can help in Lapid's case

MANILA, Philippines – Southern Police District (SPD) director P/Col. Kirby John Brion Kraft motorists passing the Alabang-Zapote Road route to check their dashboard cameras that may have captured clear footage of the riding-in-tandem suspects who shot and killed broadcast journalist and commentator Percival “Percy Lapid” Read this past October 3 evening. Kraft said motorists who have dash cams in their cars have the potential to help in Lapid’s case by

Reward for information on Percy Lapid's killers, P6.5M

MANILA, Philippines- House Speaker Martin Romualdez this Sunday offered a P5 million reward for anyone with information that can lead to the killers of broadcaster Percy Lapid. Romualdez announced that the money came from the personal contributions of some House representatives. “We in the House view with concern the killing of Percy Mabasa,” ani Romualdez, gamit ang tunay na apelyido ni Lapid. “The perpetrators and the masterminds behind this dastardly