Pandoy's kin seek deeper probe into slay

Posted at 01/17/2013 5:06 PM | Updated as of 01/17/2013 5:07 PM

MANILA, Philippines - Relatives of Pandoy Morales, the alleged member of the Vic Siman group who was reportedly shot and killed by policemen in San Juan, Batangas arrived at the National Bureau of Investigation headquarters this morning to appeal to NBI Director Nonnatus Rojas to dig deeper into the death of their kin.

Fearing a whitewash in the case, Cholet, the sister of Pandoy said her brother was mercilessly shot and killed at the back of their house contrary to police report that he tried to shoot raiding team.

Cholet said they believe there was an effort to whitewash the case because of the pronouncement of Inspector Alelie Buaquen of the Provincial Police Safety Command that they arrested Morales for possessing an illegal gun. She alleged police later shot Morales, who tried to fight off his arresting officers.

Cholet also said they believed that there was a conspiracy between Scene of the Crime Operatives and the policemen who shot his brother.

She said that based on their experience, the SOCO team usually takes hours to arrive at a crime scene because they usually come from Batangas City. In the death of her brother, she said the SOCO arrived just minutes after the shooting.