By Jhon Aldrin Casinas
The Eastern Police District chief on Thursday said that the ambush-slay case of businessman Jose Luis Yulo and driver Allan Nomer Santos is a challenge to them.
“Very challenging kasi marami siyang business, hindi pa namin alam yung sa family niya (It’s very challenging because he [Yulo] has many businesses [and] we still don’t know [the side of] his family,” said EPD Director Chief Supt. Bernabe Balba during a press briefing at EPD Headquarters in Pasig City.
Yulo, 62; and Santos, 55, died Sunday when two unidentified motorcycle-riding men fired shots at their white Toyota Grandia van while traversing the southbound lane of EDSA.
Meanwhile, 38-year-old stock broker Esmeralda Ignacio survived and currently confined at Victor R. Potenciano Medical Center in Mandaluyong City, right across the crime scene.
On the other hand, Senior Supt. Moises Villaceran, Mandaluyong City Police chief, said that they will be obliged to send the Yulo family a letter if they were unable to personally appear before the office of Villaceran within a week.
“Sabi ko sa kanila, ‘sana pumunta kayo within a week.’ (I told them, ‘I hope you can go within a week),’” Villaceran told reporters.
“If hindi sila pumunta within a week, siguro we are obliged to send an invitation letter to them para makapunta sila sa office kasi po it is part of our investigation na nandoon ang family or direct family of the victim,” he added.
(If they fail to do so within a week, maybe we will be obliged to send them an invitation letter for them to go to the office since it is part of the investigation that the family of the victim is present.”)
Balba on Thursday revealed that the caliber .38 revolver found inside the bag of Yulo was not registered under his name and instead to a certain Romeo de Jesus Jorge.
The Special Investigation Task Group Yulo (SITG-Yulo) also discovered records of 31 assorted firearms and ammunitions registered to Yulo while 17 of these firearms have expired permits.