Mga pakialamero! Aguirre hits church, rights group for meddling in youth slay cases
Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has blamed the meddling of the Church and human rights groups in the delay in the investigation in the slay of youths Kian Delos Santos, Carl Angelo Arnaiz and Reynaldo “Kulot” De Guzman.
“Bumagal ng kaunti gawa ng pakikialam nitong ating mga simbahan, ng human rights group,” he said during his interview over Unang Balita.
“Dapat hindi nakikialam ang simbahan kasi ang mga pag-iimbestigang yan hindi nila kaya yan. Yan ay gawain ng gobyerno,” he stressed.
Several witnesses in the death of Kian who was killed by Caloocan City policemen have been placed in the custody of Bishop Pablo David.
While, taxi driver Tomas Bagcal, who witnessed the death of Carl, was previously placed under the protection of Rise Up for Life and for Rights until he turned himself over to the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI).
Kian and Karl were believed victims of extrajudicial killings contrary to police claims that they were armed and tried firing at authorities during separate incidents last August.
While, Kulot was last seen alive with Carl in their neighborhood in Cainta, Rizal. He was later found floating aleady dead in a creek in Nueva Ecija with his head wrapped with packing tap and body riddled with stab wounds