May 21, 2024

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4 more suspects in Degamo killing yield

By Jun Talusan

JUSTICE Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla yesterday said four more suspects in the killing of Negros Oriental Gov. Roel Degamo and eight civilians surrendered to the Armed Forces of the Philippines.

According to Remulla, only one or two more suspects remain at large. 

The AFP is set to turn over the latest surrenderers to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) soon. 

Earlier, a former soldier who played a key role in the assassination of Degamo surrendered to the AFP . The suspect, Remulla said,  possesses vital information that could help identify the mastermind behind the incident.

While he expressed hope that the surrender of the suspects will bring justice to the victims and their families, Remulla declined to provide further information, citing an ongoing investigation.

According to the Justice secretary, the former soldier  who surrendered corroborated the statements made by two other suspects. 

The two suspects tagged Negros Oriental Rep. Arnie Teves Jr. of allegedly masterminding the killing of Degamo, which also resulted in the deaths of eight individuals.