Malacanang says no “sacred cows” in solving carjacking and other crimes

Malacañang assured that there will be no “sacred cows” in its efforts to solve the spate of carjacking and other crimes in the country the past weeks.

In a media briefing at the Palace on Tuesday, Presidential Deputy Spokesperson Abigail Valte expressed the commitment of the Aquino administration in serving justice to those who will be proven guilty of involvement in the recent crimes even as she assured that the suspected culprits in the government will be put behind bars.

It will be recalled that Interior and Local Government Secretary Jesse Robredo, during a press briefing at the Palace on Monday, said that the brutal kidnap-slay of Manila-based car dealers is not yet closed as authorities will be conducting thorough investigations to identify the accomplices of the suspects in the government.

Robredo said they will be looking into the suspected collusion between the carnapping group and some government agencies that help perpetuate their illegal activity.

Robredo even questioned how Raymond Dominguez, a suspected car thief who was charged with carnapping and kidnapping with homicide in the Venson Evangelista slay case, managed to post bail several times in the past although one of the cases was a non-bailable offense.

According to Robredo, there should be a thorough investigation to determine if Dominguez and his group have cohorts in some government agencies.

He added that carnapping will not flourish if the suspects have no cohorts in the government to facilitate the registration process of the stolen vehicles. (PIA/PCOO)

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