Roxas wants deeper probe of Quezon shootout

INTERIOR and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today met with PNP Chief Alan Purisima  to receive  a briefing and thereafter ordered the PNP to look deeper into the deadly firefight in Atimonan, Quezon Sunday that led to the death of 13 alleged crime syndicate members, including a ranking police official, two other PNP personnel and an Air Force sergeant.

“Gusto kong malaman nang klarong klaro kung ano talaga ang nangyari,  at bakit may tatlong pulis at isang sundalong kasama sa mga hinihinalang criminal na napatay,” Roxas said. “Ang gusto ko ay  katotohanan; ayoko ng whitewash at bolahan.”

Roxas also said the DILG and the PNP will fully cooperate with all other agencies who may also be looking at the matter including the National Bureau of Investigation which will look into the possible criminal liability of those who took part in the operation, as well as the Commission on Human Rights which will look into allegations that the slain men were victims of summary execution.

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