USTP offers P2-M reward for info on president's killer

Rod Bolivar, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 06 2017 07:59 PM

CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY - A reward of P2 million awaits anyone who can provide information on those responsible for the murder of University of Science and Technology of the Southern Philippines (USTP) President Ricardo Rotoras.

Rotoras was gunned down outside his residence in Barangay Carmen on December 2.

The local government offered a P1-million bounty for the swift solution of the case, while the Free and Accepted Masons of the Philippines also pledged another P1-million cash reward .

Rotoras was a member of the organization.

“The Masonic Community, here and throughout the Philippines, strongly and vigorously condemns with vehemence the murder of our dearly beloved brother," the group said in a statement.

The Cagayan de Oro City Police Office also said they will validate all received information before granting the reward to the “tipster.”

Rotoras’ remains were transferred from the funeral homes to the USTP gymnasium Wednesday for public viewing. He will be laid to rest on December 8.

Classes were also suspended until Friday so that students and university personnel can mourn and honor their late president.