MANILA -- Philippine National Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde said Friday he relieved two Nueva Vizcaya police officials over procedural lapses in the case of a slain leftist consultant.
Senior Supt. Jeremias Alugub and Chief Insp. Geovanni Cejes were accused of releasing without proper processes, evidence in the case of National Democratic Front of the Philippines consultant Randy Malayao, Albayalde said.
Malayao, 49, was travelling to Santiago, Isabela when he was shot dead by an assailant that boarded his vehicle in Aritao town around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
Communist Party of the Philippines founding chair Jose Maria Sison denounced Malayao's killing as a "horrible act of state terrorism." Malacañang condemned the slay, saying "there can be no act of violence against anyone."
- report from Raffy Santos, ABS-CBN News