Duterte to visit Batocabe’s wake
MANILA — President Rodrigo R. Duterte is expected to visit the wake of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe in Daraga, Albay, Malacañang said on Wednesday.
Presidential Spokesperson Salvador Panelo made this confirmation in a text message to reporters, saying the President will be visiting Batocabe’s wake at 3 p.m.
“In my schedule, yes at 3:30 p.m. but that is always subject to change, but more likely than not, it’s a go,” Panelo said.
Batocabe was shot by a still unidentified suspect around 3 p.m. on Dec. 22 while attending a gift-giving event for senior citizens and persons with disabilities in Barangay Burgos in Daraga, Albay.
Batocabe was supposed to run for mayor of Daraga in next year’s mid-term elections.
Earlier, Palace assured that authorities are investigating Batocabe’s murder and vowed to bring the perpetrators to justice.
The Philippine National Police has already created special investigation task group to probe the incident. (PNA)