You might want to read the previous updates here. We are making another post for these updates because we are sure that there will be more developments in the future and we don’t want the original post to get really long.
UPDATE 6: Now the police is denying that it named a suspect to Vice Governor Diasen’s murder. ABS-CBN reports here. As we said earlier, the police will be serving the people better if they stop yacking publicly about their speculations and to just do their work in silence.
Just because the media asks them questions doesn’t mean that they can blab about anything that’s on their mind. In a very sensitive case such as this, a “No comment” answer will be acceptable to media people.
It is of course understandable that the public wants to know what is happening. But we want to know the facts not the speculations of police officers.
UPDATE 7: Gunman expected to surrender anytime according to police authorities. He reportedly sent some surrender feelers. Meanwhile, the opposition Pwersa ng Masang Pilipino (PMP) is claiming that Vice Governor Diasen was actually running under its banner and not under the administration party. Read more at ABS-CBN.
UPDATE 8: The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) is going to conduct a parallel investigation following the request of Vice Governor Diasen’s widow. Read more here. We hope this doesn’t turn into a turf war between the NBI and the Philippine National Police (PNP).
UPDATE 9: Apparently, we are not the only ones concerned that the police has been too hasty in characterizing the Vice Governor’s murder as a result of a tribal conflict. Don’t get us wrong, maybe it is indeed the result of a tribal conflict, but what strikes us as odd is that the police have no facts to show that it is a tribal conflict and yet they are blabbing about their tribal conflict theory (which to us is actually not a theory but a speculation; kasi pag theory, you have to have facts to base your theory on).
Anyways, according to an Inquirer story, the Commission on Human Rights (CHR) cautioned the police to “review the way they process their information because reports attributed to them had made any (Magnao-Guilayon) tribe member in the province a potential suspect in Diasen’s slay.”
Meanwhile, Tabuk Mayor Camilo Lammawin Jr. also debunked the tribal war angle. Quote: “My reading here is some influential politicians are trying to [introduce] a wedge between the Lammawins and the Diasens…. They float the tribal [war] issue to muddle the [investigation].”
“We want to get [the suspect] to shed light on this killing. The Guilayon tribe will help in [arresting] the killer. We believe that the tribe members neither planned nor made the killing of Diasen. It seems that it only coincidentally happened in Magnao.” He said the police theory ignored the fact that Diasen’s wife, Floydelia, belongs to the Lammawin family. Read the full Inquirer report.
You can find more updates here: Updates on the Diasen Case 2.
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