Wednesday, August 27, 2014

P500K Reward for Arrest of Dagupan Radio Man Assailant

Posted at 08/27/2014 9:29 AM | Updated as of 08/27/2014 9:29 AM
Cabangon Chua offers half-a-million
pesos as reward to anybody who
can pinpoint the shooter of mediaman

MANILA – A P500,000 reward is being offered for information that will lead to the arrest of the assailant of DWIZ station manager Orly Navarro. 
Lawyer Ferdinand Topacio, legal counsel of Cabangon Group of Companies chairman Antonio-Cabangon Chua, said his client is offering P500,000 ''to any person who can furnish information leading to the arrest of the perpetrators of the attack against Mr. Orly Navarro."
Navarro, 54, was shot by an unidentified suspect while he was talking to a friend in Barangay Pantal shortly before 1 a.m. on Tuesday.
Navarro sustained a gunshot wound to his shoulder and back. He is now in stable condition at a hospital. Topacio said Navarro is set to undergo operation today.
In a statement on Tuesday, the Cabangon-Chua group, through Atty. Topacio, condemned the attempted killing of Navarro, noting that ''DWIZ has been very vocal on exposes corruption in the ranks of those in power in Dagupan City, paying particular attention to the incumbent mayor, Belen Fernandez."
''The finger of suspicion points squarely at Mayor Belen Fernandez and her supporters, who have every reason to try to silence Mr. Navarro. We call on the law enforcement officers in Dagupan to immediately conduct a full and impartial investigation of this matter, even as we fear a cover-up as Mayor Fernandez has never hesitated to use her vast powers to emasculate her opponents, both in and out of government,'' Topacio said.
''We also call on Mr. Navarro’s colleagues in media to be extra-vigilant about this issue, and to be careful of themselves, knowing the capacity of those in Dagupan who would seek to sow terror among the local press."
Topacio said Commission on Human Rights has officially taken cognizance of the case. He added CHR Chairman Etta Rosales has endorsed the case to the CHR Regional Director for Region I based in La Union.

''Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption has also recognized the case. I have talked to VACC Chair Dante Jimenez. He will schedule a trip to Dagupan City this coming Tuesday, September 2, to visit Orly at the hospital and ask around,'' he said.

Suspect in Dagupan radioman's shooting arrested

Posted at 08/27/2014 5:58 PM | Updated as of 08/27/2014 5:58 PM
MANILA - The suspect in the shooting of Dagupan City radio commentator Orly Navarro has been arrested.
Police said the suspect was Navarro's 46-year-old neighbor.
"Base sa statement ng witnesses and victim mismo kaya na-identify namin at inaresto namin. We are still gathering additional evidences to substantiate the filing of charge," said Dagupan City Police Chief Supt. Christopher Abrahano.
He said they have also yet to identify the motive behind the shooting of Navarro.
Navarro, 54, the station manager of DWIZ, was shot by a lone gunman near his home in Barangay Pantal before dawn on Tuesday.
He sustained a gunshot wound in his shoulder and back. He is set to undergo operation today.
The suspect, who was not identified, denied shooting Navarro.
"Nasa bahay ako noon, tulog. Hindi ako ang bumaril sa kanya. Hindi naman kami nag-away," he said.
Authorities, meanwhile, are still waiting for the results of a paraffin test on the suspect. -- Report from Melanie Heng, ABS-CBN News

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