Vice Gov. Pineda offers P500,000 reward for info on killers of Sasmuan dad

CITY OF SAN FERNANDO — Pampanga Vice Governor Dennis Pineda, chair of the political party KAMBILAN, has offered a reward of P500,00 to anyone who can provide valid information on the killers of Sasmuan Councilor Jesus “Boyet” Angeles, KAMBILAN’s vice mayoral bet in the May 2019 elections.

Pineda urged the police to bring the perpetrators to justice as he upped the reward money after Angeles was declared dead at 10:41 a.m. in a hospital on Saturday, October 6, according to KAMBILAN spokesperson Provincial Board Member Rosve Henson.

Angeles was jogging on Dalan Baba in Barangay Sta. Lucia when two men stabbed and shot him at around 6:30 a.m. a police report showed.

Angeles took in eight stab wounds and two gun shots, his attending physician said.

The suspects masked their heads and faces with bonnets.

Pineda called the attack “uncalled for and inhumane.”

“Governor Lilia Pineda, Vice Governor Dennis Pineda and the entire KAMBILAN seek justice and deeply mourn the death of Councilor Angeles. We lost a good public servant. We grieve with his immediate family and constituents,” said Henson.

Henson said the vice governor could not think of any other motive in the killing other than politics because Angeles was not involved in any dispute, he lived a simple life and was particularly helpful to poor people.

“Stabbing a person eight times indicates anger. The police should look further into this,” Henson pointed out.

Henson said Vice Governor Pineda called on the police to increase their visibility and security as the date of the filing of certificates of candidacy for the mid-term elections draws near starting October 11.

“Vice Governor Pineda is praying and hoping that the campaign and election period will be without violence. There should be no life or limbs lost because political contests should be fought fairly and squarely,” Henson said.

Kambilan candidates, Henson said, were expected to abide by party rules to resort only to peaceful means of campaigning.

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