Parajinog siblings now in PNP HQ

MANILA--Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog and her brother, Reynaldo Jr., have finally arrived at the PNP Custodial Center in Camp Crame, Quezon City at 10: 30 a.m. Monday.

The siblings left Ozamiz around 7 a.m. aboard a Philippine Air Lines flight and arrived at NAIA Terminal 3 around 8:45 a.m.

The two were quickly escorted to a heavily-escorted PNP coaster bus which transported them to the PNP headquarters for the usual booking procedures.

Nova and Reynaldo Jr. are the daughter and son of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parajinog who was killed along with his wife Susan, and 13 others during an alleged encounter inside the family's residence in San Roque Lawis early Sunday morning.

The late mayor was earlier named by President Rodrigo Duterte as one of the country's drug-lords and narco-politicians.

As this develops, PNP head Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa said more narco-politicians will be tracked down and neutralized by the police.

Case build is now ongoing for these individuals, he added.

The PNP chief also clarified that the operation against Parojinog is a legitimate one as he stressed that the latter was not targeted for liquidation along with his 14 cohorts.

Dela Rosa added that he wanted the mayor alive but the latter's group tried to put a fight, forcing PNP operatives to fire back.

He also warned individuals or groups cornered by police not to resist so the situation will not turn bloody.

Source: Philippine News Agency