Palace to press for Dumlao extradition
By Joel Guinto
First Posted 15:19:00 03/24/2009
STO. TOMAS, Pangasinan – The government will continue to press for the extradition from the US of former police senior superintendent Glenn Dumlao, one of those accused for the 2000 murder of publicist Salvador “Bubby” Dacer and his driver Emmanuel Corbito murders, Malacanag said Tuesday.
Mancao has blocked his return to the country by posting a $100,000 bail bond in the US.
At the same time, Press Secretary Cerge Remonde echoed Justice Secretary Raul Gonzalez and wondered how Dumlao could have raised the amount when he is out of work.
“There could be parties secretly helping [Dumlao]. Who they are, we don’t know, but the government will continue its efforts to have him extradited,” Remonde told reporters here.
“We just call it a temporary setback. We know the quest for justice is often a difficult one, but this should not discourage us,” he said.
Remonde was wearing white from head to toe, Dacer’s signature color, during the interview. Asked if he was making a statement, he said jokingly: “Maybe, to remind somebody…so that we will not forget Bubby Dacer.”
The Department of Justice (DoJ) recently reopened its investigation into the murders of Dacer and Corbito after another accused former police officer, Cezar Mancao, issued a new affidavit in which he reportedly linked his former boss, Senator Panfilo Lacson, and
former president Joseph Estrada to the killings.
Lacson was chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at the time of the Dacer-Corbito killing.
Mancao and Dumlao were his subordinates.
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