Manhunt on for killer of Lingayen vice-mayor


Posted at Jan 04 2013 02:13 PM | Updated as of Jan 04 2013 10:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines - The Department of Justice (DOJ) urged the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) and Philippine National Police (PNP) to launch a manhunt against the primary accused in the killing of Lingayen, Pangasinan Vice-mayor Ramon Arcinue and his wife, Zorahayda, a barangay chairperson, in March 2012.

In a letter to PNP Chief Alan Purisima, De Lima requested the assistance of the police in hunting down Guialaludin Otto alias "Boy Muslim" who has an outstanding warrant of arrest for the killing of the Arcinues.

In a separate memorandum to National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) chief Nonnatus Caesar Rojas, De Lima directed the bureau, in coordination with the Regional Trial Court (RTC) and the PNP, to "immediately conduct a manhunt operation and effect the warrant arrest against 'Boy Muslim.'"

The Arcinues were shot dead in front of their rented apartment in Sampaloc, Manila. The lone gunman was later identified by 3 witnesses as Otto. He is believed to be hiding somewhere in Mindanao.