BY GILBERT P. BAYORAN
The giving of rewards to anybody who can provide information leading to the identification and arrest of those behind the killing of provincial consultant Mariano Antonio “Marton” Cui is being considered by the provincial government of Negros Occidental.
But Governor Eugenio Jose Lacson said that he has to check first the legality of giving rewards.
“If I see that, indeed, it will help, or if the National Bureau of Investigation will say that it will help, then we might consider that,” Lacson said.
Both the NBI and the Special Investigation Task Group created by the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office are still facing a blank wall on the identities of the killers of Cui, who used to be the chief of staff of former Negros Occidental Rep. Julio Ledesma IV, more than three weeks after his death.
NBI-Bacolod District Office chief Renoir Baldovino said earlier that the killing of Cui was well-funded, although he did not elaborate further. President Rodrigo Duterte already ordered the NBI to conduct an in-depth probe on the assassination of Cui.*