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Task force formed to look into killing of 2 lawyers

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) has formed a special investigating task force that will look into the killing of two lawyers last week in Pangasinan and Rizal provinces.

PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said he has ordered an in depth investigation into the killing of Edilberto Golla Jr. and Val Crisostomo on Friday morning in Rodriguez, Rizal and Dagupan, Pangasinan, respectively.

Golla was in his car when he was gunned down by unidentified men armed with an M16.

“As of this time wala pa silang maliwanag na resulta nung kanilang ginagawang imbestigasyon. Ang tinitingnan nila dito is may problema sa trabaho, work related that's one and another is parang land dispute ang tinitingnan nilang anggulo,” said Albayalde.

Crisostomo, meanwhile, was a Peryahan ng Bayan lawyer. He was shot dead in front of the Hall of Justice in Dagupan.

Albayalde said he reiterated his order to continue conducting intensified police operations particularly at the checkpoints as part of their election duties and in order to prevent such incidents. (Third Anne Peralta-Malonzo/SunStar Philippines)


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