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Bacolod City, Philippines Wednesday, November 13, 2019
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TF to probe killing
of jail officer eyed


A task force may be created on the death of a jail officer in an ambush in Barangay Cabug, Bacolod City, Friday.

Police Lt. Ariel Pico, Bacolod City Police Office public information officer, said yesterday that they are planning to convene the task force but this is still to be subjected for approval by the Police Regional Office-6.

The Crime Laboratory have completed the bullet trajectory examination on the Mitsubishi Strada pick-up truck, while an autopsy has been conducted on the body of Jail Officer 1 Jayvee Jason Vargas, Pico said.

The results, however, were not yet available yesterday, he said.

About 10 suspects, on board a white Toyota Hilux, a blue Innova, and three motorcycles, are eyed by the police as those behind the ambush that claimed the life of Vargas, and wounded his relative, Gian Philip Yoro, 25.

Vargas’ father, Joeby, 59, Philip Jurgen Yoro, 27, and Femmy Taño, 23, meanwhile were unharmed as they were able tojump out of their Mitsubishi Strada pick-up truck.

The angles being looked into by the police are related to either business, drugs, grudges, on the work of Vargas.

The jail officer survived a first assassination try on him seven months ago at the exit area of the Bacolod Real Estate Development Corp. port at Burgos-Palanca streets in Bacolod.*


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