Press Release
July 13, 2017


SENATOR JV Ejercito has called for a no-nonsense probe on the ambush-slaying of the provincial health officer of Cavite.

Ejercito, chairman of the Senate Committee on Health and Demography, said police probers should leave no stone unturned in investigating the case that will lead to the identification and the arrest of the killers of Dr. George Repique Jr.

"I condemn this gruesome murder of a man whose work is dedicated to curing the sick. I call on the police to investigate this thoroughly and hunt and arrest the killers," he said today in a statement.

Initial reports said gunmen opened fire at Repique's car in Barangay Luciano in Trece Martires City at around 8:30 last Tuesday night. The doctor, 48, died while being treated at a local hospital while his driver, Riorito Jose Bacasa, was hit in the leg.

Repique was on his way home to General Trias from his office at General Emilio Aguinaldo Memorial Hospital when he was ambushed.

"Whatever the motive may be, whether it's work-related or personal matter, we still don't know. But the most important thing at this point is to identify the gunmen and arrest them at the quickest possible time. Sana naman, ang kasong ito ay 'di madagdag sa mga unsolved cases na inaalikabok na lang sa file ng pulisya," Sen. Ejercito said.

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