Suspects' sketches in car bomb incident out

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Friday, April 16, 2010

POLICE on Friday released the cartographic sketches of two suspects behind the bombing of a vehicle owned by Manila Regional Trial Court Branch 26 Judge Silvino Pampilo Jr. in his residence in Taytay, Rizal last Wednesday morning.

In releasing the sketches, Rizal Police Provincial Office Director Jonathan Ferdinand Miano said they are hoping the public will be able to help the authorities in identifying and arresting the suspects behind the incident.

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Pampilo's vehicle was parked in front of his residence at 0717th St. Therese Drive, Palmera 3 Subdivision, Barangay Dolores, Taytay town when the bombing took place.

"These personalities are now the subject of a manhunt operation for their immediate arrest," the official said.

The two suspects, both male, were last seen about 5 p.m. along Tomas Drive Street Palmera III Barangay Dolores, Taytay, Rizal, according to the police.

Authorities described one of the suspects to be 5'6" to 5'8" tall, medium built, and has a fair complexion. He is around 30 to 37 years old and was last seen wearing fatigue-colored long sleeves with maong pants.

The other suspect is between 5'3" to 5'5" tall, around 35 to 40 years old and weighs 125 to 135 lbs. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and maong pants.

The composite illustrations were based on the descriptions of the witnesses, police said.

To ensure the speedy identification and apprehension of the suspects, authorities have created Task Force Pampilo, which is composed of elements from the Rizal police and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG)-Calabarzon under Senior Superintendent Eliseo Tam Rasco.

Likewise, forensic experts from the Regional Crime Laboratory and Bomb Data Center are now in the process of cross-matching the recovered pieces of evidence from the crime scene to those recovered in other similar incidents.

Meanwhile, Miano said Judge Pampilo has been provided with police escorts by the task force to ensure his safety.

Pampilo, who revealed that he has been receiving death threats since 2008, had handled most sensitive cases in the Manila regional trial court.

The latest was his controversial ruling ordering the abolition of the Presidential Anti-Smuggling Group (PASG) last March 9 calling the agency "illegal and unconstitutional."

He also handled the extra-judicial killings case against retired Army General Jovito Palparan, the case of First Gentleman Jose Miguel Arroyo against journalists, and the cartel case filed by cause-oriented groups against the Big 3 oil companies - Pilipinas Shell, Chevron, and Petron. (AH/Sunnex)

Suspects sketches car bomb incident out

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