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Panelo: Cops in Korean’s slay will pay


NewsHub“They will pay for that.”
That was the stern warning of Chief Presidential Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo to the suspects in the killing of South Korean businessman Jee Ick Joo.
“Regarding the murdered Korean businessman, the President will not tolerate any police abuse. All these police scalawags will be dealt with and prosecuted to the fullest under the law,” he told reporters in an ambush interview on Friday.
Despite the absence of the Korean’s body after it was cremated at a funeral home in Caloocan City, Panelo said the case would still prosper.
“There is one policeman who executed an affidavit detailing what happened. That’s enough to prove the case against the suspects,” he said.
“If the testimony says that the body was burned, cremated, e di meron ka nang testimonya na walang body…that will substitute for the production of the corpus delicti,” he added.
Asked about his reaction to the information that the crime happened only a few steps away from the office of Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and his official residence, Panelo said the “commission of a crime does not choose a place.

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