Artist’s sketch of suspects in Bulacan town execs’ slay bared

ARTIST'S SKETCH. An artist's sketch of the two suspects in the killing of a former vice mayor and a village chief of Pandi town in Bulacan that was released by the authorities on Thursday, Jan. 30, 2020. (Photo courtesy of the Bulacan Police Provincial Office)

CITY OF MALOLOS, Bulacan — The artist’s sketch of the two suspects in the murder of a former vice mayor and a village chief in Pandi town were released to the public by the Bulacan Police Provincial Office (BPPO) Thursday (Jan. 30).

Col. Emma Libunao, acting BPPO director, said witnesses described the first male suspect as about 5’7″ to 5’9″ in height, of medium built, with brown complexion, black eyes and hair, and around 33 years old, while the second suspect is about 5’6’’ to 5’8″ in height, of slim built, with fair complexion, black hair, and around 38 years old.

Libunao said the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) “Task Force Oca” is continuously conducting exhaustive investigation and operation that will lead to the apprehension of the suspects.

“For any information related to the suspect’s whereabouts you may contact Bulacan TOC Hotline No. 09178563153 or Plaridel MPS Hotline No. 09985985392,” Libunao said.

The victims, Oscar “Oca” Marquez, 54, of Barangay Manatal and former vice mayor of Pandi; and Mauro Capistrano, 56, village chief of Barangay Bagbaguin, were shot dead in front of a restaurant on the Plaridel Bypass Road in Barangay Bulihan, Plaridel last January 19.

Capistrano was a brother-in-law of Marquez, who was the vice mayor of Pandi from 2013-2016 and the younger brother of former Mayor Celestino Marquez. (RONDA BALITA Online)

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Emmanuel "Manny" Dineros Balbin, an editor-in-chief of RONDA Balita, Lingguhang Pahayagan ng Masang Intelihente, and RONDA Balita Online News was a former seminarian of Oblates of Mary Immaculate (OMI) in Notre Dame University Seminary in Cotabato City. Graduated Philosophy as major course, Political Science as minor, at the University of Santo Tomas, Legaspi City but landed and became a journalist. A former Journal Group of Publication (People's Journal, Peoples Tonight, Taliba & Women's Journal) staffer for 17 years. Before he was simultaneously contributed news articles to 3 local newspaper in Bulacan (NewsCore, MetroNews & NewsWatcher). A former Journal Group Bulacan correspondent, Kabayan provincial reporter, 2010 Bulacan election correspondent by Rappler and presently, a stringer of Philippine News Agency (PNA) Bulacan.


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