Solving the puzzle of two car dealers’ death

POLICE investigators are digging into the real motives behind the recent separate killing of car dealers Vernon Evangelista and Emerson Lozano, determining if the two cases are related, if the victims are known to each other, and if the perpetrators belong to the same group of supposed car thieves.

I still cannot comprehend why a supposed group of car thieves would still want to abduct Evangelista and Lozano and later burn their vehicles and bodies, instead of just stealing the vehicles they sell and “chop-chop” or sell them somewhere later.

The PNP investigators involved in the case, I think, should conduct a deeper profiling not only of the suspects but also the victims, including their past transactions or dealings related to their business.

Yes, the PNP had launched a massive manhunt operation to capture the allegedly identified suspects in the case But they must admit it is no easy task to find a fugitive who belongs to a well-organized crime syndicate. They may succeed but it will take some time.


A friend of mine who is a veteran police investigators and intelligence officer based at Camp Crame says “all the pieces of the puzzle” regarding the death of Evangelista and Lozada should be brought to the surface so that investigators working on the case can have a “clearer” picture of what prompted the killings and who are the possible suspects.

Right now, the PNP investigators led by Chief Supt. Benito “Pompom” Estipona from the PNP CIDG are cautiously releasing information to the media regarding the case, aware of the fact that they may unearth something “unacceptably” inexplicable about the case.

Meantime, the PNP Highway Patrol Group led by Chief Superintendent Leonardo Espina reportedly had been able to recover the Toyota Land Cruiser that was stolen from Evangelista somewhere in Central Luzon, presumably near Pampanga.

The PNP HPG is trying to lobby in Congress the approval of a new law that would make carjacking a non-bailable crime. I suggest that ‘dapat i-biyahe na” all the captured leaders and members of the notorious car thieves in the country. No bail required.


Yesterday’s reports say that only one person or group earned hundreds of millions of pesos windfall from the National Food Authority’s private-sector financed importation of 200,000 metric tons of rice in 2010, President Benigno Aquino said on Wednesday.

President Aquino said NFA administrator Lito Banayo “is puzzled why the manager’s checks of those given a chance to import came from only one bank, with the checks issued were in sequential order.”

The rice importations done during the nine years of the Arroyo administration indicated that they were overpriced by an average of $60 per metric ton and that they were extended to fictitious cooperatives and corporations.

I think a clear paper trail can be established in all of those transactions: those who issued the checks, the recipients of the checks, and other related documents.

I am sure that the money trail and the corresponding fat commissions would lead to a fat guy who once roamed and reigned in Malacanang.


Philippine Atmospheric, Geophysical and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA) said the country should expect rains and tropical cycles in the summer months of March, April and May.

This situation may have certain adverse effects among in and out school children who are used to enjoying the hot summer months. They would have to spend more time at home doing nothing and are susceptible to think of crazy things.


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