Gunman in Percy Lapid killing surrenders, tags three other suspects


Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa . - videograb from Facebook page of Percy Lapid Fire

MANILA (Philippine Daily Inquirer/Asia News Network): The gunman in the fatal ambush of Percival Mabasa, more popularly known as Percy Lapid, has surrendered to police authorities.

On Tuesday (Oct 18), Interior Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr confirmed that the 39-year-old suspect, Joel Estorial, is under the custody of the Philippine National Police “out of fear for personal safety.”

In a news conference at Camp Crame in Quezon City, Estorial faced reporters and admitted that he, along with three other suspects at large – Israel and Edmon Dimaculangan, and a certain “Orlando,” were responsible for the killing of the veteran radioman.

Lapid was gunned down by motorcycle-riding men at the gate of a Las Pinas City village on Oct 3, Monday.

He hosted a radio news programme, “Lapid Fire” on DWBL 1242, where he was known for his hard-hitting criticisms of the government.

According to the National Union of Journalists of the Philippines, he is the second journalist killed under the Marcos administration.

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Philippines , Percy Lapid , murder , suspect , surrender

   

Next In Aseanplus News

Tennis-Belarusian Sabalenka crowned first 'neutral' Grand Slam champion
Umno purge: No due process in sackings, suspensions, says Ismail Sabri
'Experienced, proven, why not...', TMJ appears to make a move for Khairy as JDT CEO
Wisma Putra: M'sia condemns attack at Azerbaijan embassy in Tehran
Umno purge: This is not the end, merely a beginning, says Hisham
Asean News Headlines at 9pm on Saturday (Jan 28, 2023)
Syndicates more willing to traffic drugs in larger quantities after Covid-19, says Singapore minister
Thaksin’s daughter rejects rumours of a secret deal for his return to Thailand
Unbowed, unbent, unbroken, says Khairy over Umno sacking
Three in four women in Philippines use smartphones, say survey

Others Also Read