Guevarra’s statement on latest shooting incident involving a fiscal

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra on Monday tasked the National Bureau of Investigation to investigate the shooting of Oriental Mindoro Provincial Prosecutor Josephine Caranzo-Olivar.

Guevarra said that, as of this writing, Olivar was critically-wounded and now fighting for her life.

“Yes, I was informed about it too. She’s still in the hospital fighting for her life. We don’t have enough info yet regarding the possible motive, but chances are, it’s probably work-related. I have instructed the NBI, through Dir Gierran and the regional director, to immediately gather the evidence and conduct a thorough investigation.”

“Our prosecutors’ lives are always at risk due to the nature of their job. We’re hoping that the new Congress will be more sympathetic to the bill providing survivorship benefits to the prosecution service,” Guevarra said in a SMS.

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