Lookout order issued vs. 3 cops, 5 others linked to S. Korean businessman kidnap-slay case

MANILA-- The Department of Justice (DOJ) on Tuesday ordered the issuance of an immigration lookout bulletin order (ILBO) against two active police officers and five others in connection to the kidnapping and murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo in Angeles City, Pampanga last October.

In an 'extremely urgent' memorandum, DOJ Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II ordered Bureau of Immigration Commissioner Jaime H. Morente, NBI Director Dante A. Gierran, Prosecutor General Victor C. Sepulveda to place several PNP personnel in the lookout bulletin.?

The individuals named in the list were SPO3 Ricky Sta. Isabel, SPO4 Roy Villegas, PO2 Christopher Baldovino, Ramon Yalung and four people identified only under the aliases "Pulis", "Jerry", "Sir Dumlao", "Ding" and other John Does in relation to the disappearance of businessman Jee Ick Joo.

"This ILBO will ensure that the personnel named therein will not be beyond the reach of our investigating bodies. It will also ensure that these persons are given the chance to present their side of the story when called upon," Aguirre said.

The DOJ said that the kidnapping and serious illegal detention complaints filed by the PNP Anti-Kidnapping Group (AKG) against the suspects were upgraded to kidnapping for ransom with homicide due to the testimonies of Villegas and Jee's housemaid Marisa Morquicho. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency