DOJ to probe ‘mysterious’ visits to relatives of missing ‘sabungeros’

March 26, 2023 Hector Lawas 79 views

THE Department if Justice is set to conduct an investigatiob into reports that individuals serving legal and other documents have been visiting the grieving relatives of missing cockfighting enthusiasts.

This was disclosed during Justice Secretary Jesus Crispin Remulla’s monthly meeting with the relatives.

Remulla pledged to investigate such reports of visitations.

Arrest warrants have been issued for six suspects in the kidnapping of the “sabungeros” — cockfighting enthusiasts Julie Patidongan, Mark Carlo Zabala, Roberto Matillano Jr., Johnry Consolacion, Virgilio Bayog, and Gleer Codilla.

They were involved in the disappearance of John Claude Inonog, James Baccay, Marlon Baccay, Rondel Cristorum, Mark Joseph Velasco, and Rowel Gomez from the Manila Arena on Jan. 13, 2022.

Last month, Remulla announced a reward of P6-million for information that could lead to the swift arrest of the suspects in the “sabungeros”’ disappearance.

“We are currently continuing our search for the six suspects involved in the disappearance of the “sabungeros,” which is why we are offering the P6-million reward for anyone who can provide information on the suspects’ whereabouts,” Remulla stated on his Facebook page.