Task Force Enigma, the team of investigators in Negros Oriental, is looking to another angle in the slay-try on Councilor Victoriano Alabastro of Bayawan City, Negros Oriental on Friday last week.
Provincial police director, Senior Supt. Rey Lyndon Lawas, yesterday said investigation by the task force has revealed that the attack on Alabastro at the Negros Oriental State University-Bayawan-Sta. Catalina campus, could be related to sensitive cases he had handled as a lawyer outside Negros Oriental. He, however, said this is not yet conclusive.
Alabastro teaches part-time at the NORSU Bayawan-Sta. Catalina campus, and had once served as city legal officer of Bayawan.
This is the second attempt on his life and he is still recuperating at a hospital in Dumaguete City from a graze bullet wound.
Meanwhile, a team from the Philippine National Police Crime Laboratory in Region 7 based in Cebu City has arrived in Negros Oriental to conduct forensic tests on Alabastro’s vehicle and the crime scene. A PCL expert on the trajectory of bullets is the part of the team.
Alabastro’s car, a Toyota Vios, had at least 12 bullet holes.
Lawas also said he will meet with NORSU president, Dr. Henry Sojor, on security measures at different campuses in Negros Oriental.
The Task Force Enigma is composed of the Philippine National Police, the National Bureau of Investigation, the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, the PNP Crime Laboratory, and the Philippine Army.*JFP
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