Task force formed to look into killing of 2 lawyers

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THE Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) has formed a spe­cial in­ves­ti­gat­ing task force that will look into the killing of two lawyers last week in Pan­gasi­nan and Rizal prov­inces.

PNP Chief Os­car Al­bay­alde said he has or­dered an in depth in­ves­ti­ga­tion into the killing of Edil­berto Golla Jr. and Val Crisos­tomo on Fri­day morn­ing in Ro­driguez, Rizal and Dagu­pan, Pan­gasi­nan, re­spec­tively.

Golla was in his car when he was gunned down by uniden­ti­fied men armed with an M16.

“As of this time wala pa silang mali­wanag na re­sulta nung kani­lang gi­na­gawang imbesti­gasyon. Ang tinit­ing­nan nila dito is may prob­lema sa trabaho, work re­lated that's one and an­other is parang land dis­pute ang tinit­ing­nan ni­lang anggulo,” said Al­bay­alde.

Crisos­tomo, mean­while, was a Perya­han ng Bayan lawyer. He was shot dead in front of the Hall of Jus­tice in Dagu­pan.

Al­bay­alde said he re­it­er­ated his order to con­tinue con­duct­ing in­ten­si­fied po­lice op­er­a­tions par­tic­u­larly at the check­points as part of their elec­tion du­ties and in order to pre­vent such in­ci­dents.

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