Cayetano orders probe into killing of former Taguig councilor

Published January 29, 2021, 10:37 AM

by Jonathan Hicap

Mayor Lino Cayetano has ordered the police to conduct a full investigation on the killing of  former Taguig councilor and partymate Richard Paul Jordan. 

(Photo via JONATHAN HICAP/ MANILA BULLETIN)

Jordan was shot at his residence on Dinggin Bayan Street in Bgy. Ibayo-Tipas, Taguig at about 10 a.m. on Jan. 28. 

Taguig City Police chief Col. Celso Rodriguez said that based on initial investigation, two unidentified suspects shot Jordan several times and fled. 

“The Taguig City government expresses its deepest condolences to the loved ones that former Councilor Richard Paul Jordan left behind. The City Government and the whole Taguig Citizenry mourn with his family,” the Taguig City government said in a statement. 

It added that “Mayor Lino Cayetano has ordered the Taguig PNP to conduct a full investigation on the death of the former Taguig City 2nd District councilor.”

Jordan ran as councilor under Cayetanos’ Nacionalista party in Taguig in 2013, replacing his father Ricardo who was on his third and last term as councilor. He won and was re-elected in the 2016 local elections. 

However, in July, 2018, he was arrested and charged by the police for alleged possession of ecstasy tablets and theft at a hotel in Paranaque. He was replaced as councilor and did not run in the 2019 elections. 

“The local government assures its citizens and stakeholders that Taguig City does not condone violence in any form. The City Government will do everything in its power to ensure justice in this case,” the city government said. 

It added, “Taguig City has been working hard to become a city where people are safe and secure, as one of its priority agenda points. This crime against its people will not deter the City and will give it determination to work even more passionately.”

 
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