Region 4A Director PCSupt. Edward Carranza
BATANGAS, Philippines – Region 4A Director PCSupt. Edward Carranza revealed that two Toyota Innova vehicles, one silver, and one yellow-gold, were spotted within the city hall premises prior to the assassination of Mayor Antonio Halili of Tanauan City.
PSSupt. Edwin Quilates, the provincial director of Batangas PNP, said the vehicles were seen during three consecutive flag raising ceremonies on June 18, 25 and July 2, citing accounts from the guard of the nearby Loyola Dell Garden Memorial Park.
“As per verification doon sa resource person natin sa Loyola, hindi nakunan ang pagpasok kasi iyong CCTV nila, minsan tumatalon daw so hindi na record…Iyong oras siguro hindi nakuhanan ang particular na pumasok siya pero as per statement noong resource person natin, pumasok iyon. Hindi lang nakuhanan. Nakita naman nating lumabas magkasunod sila,” Quilates said.
Authorities confirmed that the plates of the said vehicles were fake.
“Actually on that aspect, we are relying on the capabilities of our Highway Patrol Group counterparts. Sana magkaroon tayo ng medyo konting linaw or lead to unmasking the identity of these vehicles at saka iyong mga occupants,” the officer said.
Investigation on the possible owners and sources of the vehicles is underway.- Japhet Cablaida / Marje Pelayo