Rafael Slay Suspects Under Custody

From ABS-CBN: Three suspects in the murder of Paracelis town mayor Cesar Rafael last month are now in police custody.

ABS-CBN morning show Umagang Kay Ganda reported that Rene Yadao and Bong Felix surrendered and confessed to the murder of Rafael.

Yadao and Felix told investigators that they had been planning the assassination of Rafael as early as November last year. They said a barangay chairman, whom they have yet to name, masterminded the killing.

Rafael, 58, was gunned down by five men while on board his Toyota Hilux pickup (AHH-386) last December 25 in Barangay Palitod, Paracelis, Mountain Province.

Last Tuesday, police also arrested a third suspect, Tirso Abalos, for the ambush-slay.

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