Daraga mayor, 8 others placed on BI watchlist

MANILA Nine persons implicated in the killing of Ako Bicol partylist Representative Rodel Batocabe, have been included on the watchlist of the Bureau of Immigration, the Department of Justice (DOJ) confirmed Tuesday.

In a message to reporters, DOJ Undersecretary and Spokesman Markk Perete said covered by the Immigration Lookout Bulletin Order (ILBO) were Daraga, Albay Mayor Carlwyn Baldo; Emmanuel Rosillo; Jaywin Babor; Danilo Muella; Henry Yuson; Gilbert Concepcion; Agaton Concepcion; Christopher Cabrera Naval; and Emmanuel Judavar.

Baldo was tagged as the mastermind in the killing of the lawmaker and his security escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz.

Judavar, a former military man who used to be an employee of Baldo, provided a lead to Naval and Rosello who yielded the motorcycles used as getaway vehicles after the assassination.

Batocabe and Diaz were gunned down in Barangay Burgos, Daraga, Albay, on December 22, 2018. Batocabe was running against Baldo as mayor of the town in May's elections.

Last week, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, Director General Oscar Albayalde, announced that the two were killed by a private armed group employed by Baldo that is involved in contract killing as a gunforhire syndicate. (PNA)

Source: Philippines News Agency