Nov 30, 2020 @ 15:36

Police pursues land-dispute angle as motive in Palawan-based lawyer’s killing

Land dispute is now being considered as strongest motive that led to the recent murder of lawyer Eric Jay Magcamit in Palawan, a ranking police officer said on Monday.

“Ang possible motive ng killing is the land dispute in Isugod, Quezon, Palawan kasi nakita po natin mayroon silang counter-charges,” Police Brigadier General Pascual Muñoz said in GMA News Online.

“Hindi na nila ma-resolve ‘yung kanilang mga issues, nakakalungkot na nag-result dito sa pagpatay kay Attorney Magcamit,” he continued.

Recently, nine (9) persons including a policeman have been formally charged with murder before the Palawan Provincial Prosecutor’s Office for their alleged involvement in the death of Magcamit last November 17.

Police Senior Master Sergeant Ariel Pareja, who is under restrictive custody of the Palawan Police Provincial Office, is among those charged.

Likewise facing charges were Jazer del Rosario, Marcelino Quioyo, and six other John Does.

The Philippine National Police claimed that Pareja was moonlighting as bodyguard for suspect Quioyo

Administrative charges were also being readied against Pareja.

Police disclosed that Magcamit was a legal counsel of one of the parties in a land-dispute case were Quioyo was also a party.

Magcamit was murdered on November 17 while on board his vehicle in Barangay Malinao in Narra, Palawan.

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