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Ex-vice mayor, cop nabbed for kidnap-slay

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By Joel Guinto

First Posted 13:47:00 07/11/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Police have arrested a former vice mayor, a police officer, and two others for allegedly kidnapping and killing a former pilot and his driver in Cavite province, officials said.

The suspects, former Dasmariñas Vice Mayor Victor Carungcong, 50; Chief Inspector Exequiel Cautiver, 38; Alejandrito Entolizo Jr., 52; and Gary Pateo, 35, were presented to the media in Camp Crame on Friday.

The group has been charged with kidnapping for ransom and murder before the Department of Justice, said Senior Superintendent Leonardo Espina, chief of the Police Anti-Crime and Emergency Response (PACER).

Two other suspects, Police Officer 1 Dondon Abogado and a certain Mariano de Leon Jr., remain at large, Espina said.

The former pilot, Demosthenes Cañete, 67, was the brother-in-law of Carungcong, Espina said. He added that the possible motive for the crime was business rivalry.

Carungcong was allegedly planning to wrest control of the Cañete family’s emission test center and diagnostic clinic, Espina said.

Cañete and his driver, Allan Garay, 26, were allegedly abducted on June 27 in Sabang village, Dasmariñas town.

The suspects allegedly killed Cañete and Garay before arranging a meeting in Pasay City’s Malibay district at around 4:30 a.m. on June 4 for the payment of a P973,000 ransom, which was lowered from an earlier demand for P20 million, Espina said in a statement.

Entolizo and Pateo were arrested during the ransom payoff, while Cautiver and Carungcong were arrested during follow-up operations, he said.

Cañete’s body was recovered from the Porac Megadike in Pampanga province last July 2, but was identified only five days later, Espina said.

Garay’s body has not been recovered but Cautiver allegedly admitted that he was killed on the night of the abduction, Espina said.

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Written by joelguinto

FriUTC2008-07-11T10:03:35+00:00UTC07bUTCFri, 11 Jul 2008 10:03:35 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 am07

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  1. I am seeking info. about this article. I am trying to find out if the driver, Allan Garay that was killed was one of my college classmates at the University of Alabama. Where can I get more info. or a picture of this person who was killed? Thanks, Kristy


    ThuUTC2009-04-30T14:35:44+00:00UTC04bUTCThu, 30 Apr 2009 14:35:44 +0000 22, 2006 at 12:45 pm04

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