Cops to assess threat vs Gonzales-A A +A
Wednesday, February 27, 2013
CITY OF SAN FERNANDO - Police authorities are assessing the alleged death threat received by Pampanga Representative Aurelio Gonzales.
Superintendent Ricardo David, city chief of police, said he has dispatched a team of policemen to conduct an in-depth investigation of the said threat.
"We will scrutinize the envelope which contains five live bullets for an M-16 rifle and a piece of paper with his nickname 'Dong' written on it," David said.
Last Saturday, SPO1 Angel Pesayco, a former security personnel of Gonzales, found an envelope in his gate in St. Jude Village, Barangay Dolores, this city.
For fear of his life and his family, Pesayco decided to transfer his family to undisclosed location.
David said the five bullets would be subjected to ballistic testing.
"This apparent threat is a cause for me to worry, not for my safety but for the well-being of my family, my leaders and supporters," he said.
Senior Superintendent R'Win Pagkalinawan, Pampanga police provincial director, said after learning the alleged death threat against Gonzales, he immediately sent a police team to conduct an investigation.
Gonzales, two-term congressman of Pampanga’s third district, will run against City Mayor Oscar Rodriguez.
Rodriquez is running under the Liberal Party, while Gonzales is a candidate of the Nationalist Party Coalition. (Ric Sapnu)
Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on February 27, 2013.