The local police were tasked on Monday to conduct a thorough investigation into the killing of a former mayoral candidate in Abra province on Saturday.
The slay victim Amor Trina Dait, known as a resident doctor of La Paz District Hospital, was gunned down inside her own residence in Barangay Poblacion in Pilar on Saturday night at about 7:30 in the evening.
Doctor Dait previously ran for mayor in Pilar during the 2019 local elections.
Eleazar, vowed for any angles would be looked into to determine the perpetrators of the crime as well as their motive. He already issued an order to the Regional Director of Pro-CAR to form a special investigation task group to expedite the investigation of the case in the interest of truth and justice.
Eleazar also added that the local police were directed immediately to coordinate with the victim’s family to check if Dr. Dait was receiving any life threats prior to the crime. This must also be determined if there are individuals who could possibly have personal grudge against the doctor.
Meanwhile, Eleazar also appealed to other residents in the area to immediately inform authorities if they have information on the incident or the suspects.
As early as August, Eleazar has ordered all police commanders to start the early security preparations for the presidential and local elections in May 2022.
He also reminded the PNP personnel to be more aggressive in our campaign against private armed groups and loose firearms to ensure the peace, honest and orderly conduct of the elections in the next year.