Tuesday, August 12, 1997 

Task force Chiong may be scrapped
by NAGIEL B. BAñACIA 
     
Staf
f Member

     THE police task force set up to solve the brutal rape-slay of Marijoy Chiong and the continued disappearance of her elder sister, Jacqueline, might to be dissolved with the transfer of Chief Supt. Ramsey L. Ocampo. 

     Based on PNP procedures, every task force or special police units is considered coterminus with its implementor or the commander who initiated the project.

     With regards to the Task Force Chiong, Quiñanola said its existence will now solely depend on the discretion of Senior Supt. Danilo Flores, the incoming PRO-7 chief.

     However, Quiñanola, the director of TF Chiong, expressed optimism that the task force will continue to exist despite his transfer and the relief of Ocampo.

     He said there is a need to continue the task force considering that the case has not been solved.

      The Chiong sisters were abducted last July 16.

    Quiñanola's probable successor is Senior Supt. Perfecto Bonjoc.

     As of yesterday, Quiñanola said there was no dramatic development in the case.

     He said the police is still continuing to develop the leads and substantiate further the evidences against the probable suspects.

     Last Friday, the mother of the Chiong sisters visited the office of Task Force Chiong to give some informations that could help in the early solution of the case. 

     Jacqueline and Marijoy were abducted by still unidentified persons while waiting for a ride at the Ayala Center last July 16.

     Two days later, the body of Marijoy was recovered at a cliff in Guadalupe, Carcar. Jacqueline is still missing.

Comments: Quiñanola said there is a need to continue the task force considering that the case has not been solved and there was no dramatic development in the case.

     He further said the police is still continuing to develop the leads and substantiate further the evidences against the probable suspects.

     However, during the trial, Mr. Chiong had submitted an affidavit purportedly dated July 23, 1997 implicating the trio, Larrañaga, Aznar and Adlawan with motives to the case. Also, the police had already arrested the driver, Caño and his conductor, Balansag.

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