Wife’s statement vital in murder raps vs killers

By Francis Allan L. Angelo

THE Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO) is awaiting the statement of a woman who was ambushed along with her husband and daughter in Jaro, Iloilo City two weeks ago.

S/Supt. Melvin Mongcal, ICPO director, said the statement of Ronielyn Gulanes is vital to the case that will be filed against the mastermind and gunmen who waylaid her family September 3.

Ronielyn’s husband George died after they were ambushed at Brgy. Sambag, Jaro. They were supposed to bring their daughter, who was unhurt in the incident, to school when two suspects shot their pickup truck.

Mongcal said Ronielyn has yet to execute her affidavit as she is still recuperating at the Iloilo Mission Hospital.

Mongcal said the Jaro PNP has established the identity of the mastermind and the four persons who monitored and ambushed the Gulanes family.

“When we have the statement of the wife, we will file murder charges against the suspects,” Mongcal said.

Mongcal said the Iloilo Provincial Police Office (IPPO) helped identify the gunmen who are believed to be hiding in Iloilo province.

According to ICPO sources, the mastermind is a person who lent money to the victim to start their own lending business.

The Jaro PNP said the ambush may have something to do with the couple’s lending business.

IPPO sources said the gunmen of the Gulanes family were also involved in the robbery of Vallacar Transit remittance center in Brgy. Buhang, Jaro a week ago.