DEPARTMENT of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Menardo Guevarra has directed the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to conduct an investigation into the disappearances of at least 29 cockfighting (sabong) aficionados in various parts of the country in the past several weeks.
In Department Order 042, Guevarra directed the NBI to submit a progress report after 10 days, and periodically thereafter.
Also, Guevarra directed NBI Officer-in-Charge Eric Distor to look into “and if evidence warrants, to file the appropriate charges against all persons involved and found responsible.”
Police are now eyeing “double-cross” as a strong motive behind the disappearances of these “sabong” aficionados in Metro Manila, Laguna, Batangas, and Rizal.
As of this writing, all of the missing cockfighting aficionados are yet to be found.