Bounty up for killers of Kabacan vice mayor

KIDAPAWAN CITY (MindaNews/15 January) – Local officials in Kabacan, North Cotabato have offered a cash reward for the capture of the killers of Vice Mayor Pol Dulay.

In a resolution, members of the municipal council approved on Monday the release of P200 thousand as reward for any information that could lead to the arrest of the gunmen.

Meantime, Kabacan police chief, Supt. Leo Ajero, said a task group was created to look into the killing of Dulay, whose death was believed to be election-related.

Dulay was seeking re-election for a third term as vice mayor under the Liberal Party.

The Task Force Dulay will be led by the regional offices of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the National Bureau of Investigation.

Ajero said the task group met with Kabacan Mayor George Tan around Monday noon to discuss the conduct of the investigation.

Around 3pm on Friday, Dulay was about to board his motorcycle parked just outside a department store when a still unidentified gunman pumped bullets into his chest.  He was declared dead upon arrival at the Kabacan Medical Specialist Hospital.

Noel Dulay, the victim’s son, eyed politics as a possible motive in his father’s killing.

But Ajero said they are also also looking at other angles, and that they are leaving the investigation to the task force. (Malu Cadelina Manar/MindaNews)