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CL top cop vows justice for tanod killed in quarantine checkpoint

CAMP OLIVAS, Pampanga – No stones will be left unturned to bring justice to the slain barangay tanod who was shot repeatedly by riding-in-tandem while he was manning a village quarantine checkpoint in Floridablanca, Pampanga last Sunday.

Brig. Gen. Valeriano De Leon, Police Regional Office 3 director, said he has already asked the Pampanga police to identify and arrest the two bonnet-wearing men who killed Joseph Labonera Sr., 59, at a quarantine checkpoint in Purok 1, Barangay Del Carmen in the said town.

We assure the public, as well as the victim’s family, of our total commitment to ensure immediate resolution of the case through proper investigation. We continue to solicit public support if you have any information that will lead to the quick resolution of this case,” said De Leon.

Police investigation showed the triggerman was wearing a black jacket, helmet and pants while the driver of the motorcycle was clad in t-shirt, bonnet and short pants. They were on board a black Honda TMX motorcycle.

Lt. Col. Roger Tomen said the barangay tanod was manning a quarantine checkpoint when the two still unidentified men arrived. The back-rider alighted from the motorcycle, approached the victim and shot him several times.

The suspects escaped towards Barangay Ascomo in Guagua, Pampanga.

Investigators are still trying to establish the motive behind the murder.