Saturday| July 1, 2017
Another suspect involved in the massacre of five people in San Jose del Monte, Bulacan was nabbed on Friday.
Alias Tony, one of two accomplices tagged by suspect Carmelino "Miling" Ibañes, will undergo drug testing following his arrest, Philippine National Police Region 3 director C/Supt. Aaron Aquino said in an interview on GMA News TV's "QRT."
Ibañes, who was arrested on Wednesday, confessed to the crime, saying he was under the influence of alcohol and shabu at the time.
Ibañes and his companions allegedly stabbed to death five people: Auring Dizon, 58; her daughter Estrella Dizon, 28; and Estrella's children Donnie, 11; Ella, 7 and Dexter Jr., 1.
He eventually tagged two other people, he identified only as Tony and Inggo as his accomplices in the murders.
Aquino said Alias Inggo remains at large.
"Si Alias Tony lang po ang ating naaresto kanina at at-large pa po si Alias Inggo at he will be subjected to manhunt operations," Aquino said.
"Sa ngayon ho wala pa pong nabibigay na salaysay si Tony, pinagdidiinan niya actually na hindi po siya kasama sa krimen. Pero nagkaroon po ng extrajudicial confession kaninang umaga si Ibañes at doon niya sinabi na tatlo sila na gumawa nung krimen na 'yon, at ito po'y si alias Tony, alias Inggo at tsaka si Ibañes," he added.
Ibañes has claimed that he could not recall how his two accomplices participated in the crime.
"Hindi niya rin maalala ni Ibañes kung ano yung participation ng dalawa at basta't sinabi niya na kasama niya at silang tatlo po ang pumatay sa buong pamilya," Aquino said.
Aquino said Ibañes was convinced by his family to tag his accomplices.
"Actually sinabi niya sa kanyang extrajudicial confession kaninang umaga na alam niya talagang kasama niya itong dalawa ngunit itinatago niya po talaga na idamay yung dalawa gusto siya lang muna," Aquino said.
"Later on nagconvince sa kanya yung buong pamilya na sabihin yung totoo and this prompted him to say everything sa harapan ng kapulisan. So kaninang umaga, inaresto na namin si alias Tony at hopefully in the next days to come si alias Inggo naman ang maaresto namin.," he added.
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