KALINGA police arrested over the weekend one of the suspects in the killing of retired Tabuk commentator Jose Daguio.

Kalinga Police Director Virgilo Laya and his team arrested Edwin Guiawan and tagged him as the gunman of the slain broadcaster.

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Witnesses identified Guiawan as the triggerman in the shooting.

“We appreciate the efforts of our law enforcement personnel for apprehending the suspect of Ka Pepe [Daguio].” Kalinga Media Club president Regino Wacas said.

Daguio’s case gathered national and international attention as it was the first media killing under the administration of President Benigno Aquino III.

Other suspects who remain at large are Edmund Bilog, Lando Bilog, and Daldin Guiawan, Edwin’s brother.

Authorities suspect that Daguio was murdered because of his knowledge on the illegal activities of Guiawan's group like cattle rustling.

Daguio was shot dead in his house at Barangay Tuga, Tabuk City around 8 p.m. of July 3. He was 75 years old and the most senior among media practitioner in the province.

Police disclosed the Guiawan brothers have standing warrants of arrest for double murder and could be professional killers.

Aquino ordered the Department of Justice to look into the killing of Daguio and form a body to look into the spate of media killings in the country a day after the radioman’s killing.

“Let the rule of law take its course,” Wacas said, hoping that the same thing is done on other media killings in the country. ( Ma. Elena Catajan)