Mayor seeks justice for murdered high school student

BAGUIO CITY – Mayor Mauricio Domogan ordered the Baguio City Police Office to put all efforts in giving justice to the gruesome murder of a 16 year old high school student in Baguio City last week.

The Mayor in his weekly Ugnayan media forum tasked the BCPO to fast track an extensive investigation and make the case a priority.

“We ask the police to exert and do all its effort to conduct the investigation and identify the perpetrators and give justice to the arms of the law,” said Domogan.

The city government placed reward money of P100, 000. 00 to whoever would help identify the perpetrators of in the killing of Kenneth Velasco, a Grade 10 student of the Pines City National High School was stabbed at least 40 times and robbed in an alley along Labsan Street, Baguio City Tuesday morning)Dec. 13) while on his way to school.

A civic organization, Guardians Reform Advocacy and Cooperation towards Economic Prosperity Inc. or Grace Guardians also pledged P50, 000.00 as reward money.

Meanwhile, BCPO Acting City Director PSSupt. Ramil Saculles said that the case is now handled by the BCPO City Investigation and Management Unit after its turn over from the BCPO Station 1 and 7.

Saculles called on the public to work with the police and provide the needed information in solving the case and bringing justice to the death of Velasco.

Kenneth was laid to rest at the Baguio Public Cemetery on Friday, Dec. 16./JDP/RMC- PIA CAR#


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