The Philippine National Police (PNP) said it is now focusing its investigation on so-called “main players” who have assisted the gunmen in the killing of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo and eight others last March 4.
“We are looking at their possible accomplices, intermediaries and possibly the alleged brain behind this case,”
PNP spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said in an interview on Thursday.
Fajardo also said their investigations have already moved out of Negros Oriental and their investigators are now sifting leads in adjoining provinces based on information provided by the arrested suspects.
Aside from these testimonies, she added that the police force is now in possession of “forensic evidence” that will help fully resolved the case.
Fajardo declined to give more details pending the conclusion of the joint investigation.
As this developed, Department of National Defense chief Carlito Galvez Jr. assured the public that the government is making every effort to apprehend the culprits behind the attack.
Department of National Defense chief Carlito Galvez Jr. said,
“When the President called the services of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, and within ten days, we were able to see to it that everyone directly involved was taken under our custody.”
He also reiterated that they will follow the orders of President Ferdinand R. Marcos Jr. and observe due process for everyone involved in the crime.
Sources: THX News & Philipine News Agency.