Bulacan massacre patriarch 'provisionally admitted' to witness protection program

Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 07 2017 12:35 PM

The security guard who lost his entire family in a massacre has been "provisionally admitted" to the government's Witness Protection Program, Friday, a document from the Department of Justice showed.

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II signed the Certificate of Provisional Admission of Dexter Carlos, Sr. whose wife, 3 children, and mother-in-law were stabbed to death inside their residence in San Jose Del Monte, Bulacan on June 27.

"His full coverage will undergo evaluation," the document read.

The DOJ ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), one of its attached agencies, to investigate the killings, and offered Dexter its protection program as well as legal assistance.

The police has in custody 26-year old Carmelino "Miling" Ibañez, who had earlier claimed responsibility for the crimes, but later recanted
on claims he was tortured by policemen.

Two persons of interest, "Inggo" and "Ponga" have been found dead.