Suspect in Ombudsman prosecutor’s stabbing named

MANILA The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday identified the suspect in the killing of Assistant Special Prosecutor Madonna Joy Ednaco-Tanyag of the Office of the Ombudsman in Quezon City, Monday.

The Office of the Chief National Police released the photo of the suspect, Angelito C. Avenido Jr., who is facing charges of robbery with homicide.

Avenido was nabbed by operatives from the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) in a follow-up operation in Barangay Culiat on Monday night.

QCPD Director Chief Supt. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr. earlier informed National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) head Chief Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, of putting up a Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) dubbed SITG Tanyag to investigate probe the killing of Ednaco-Tanyag.

The SITG Tanyag is headed by QCPD Deputy District Director for Operations, Senior Supt. Ronaldo Genaro Ylagan and will be assisted by an eight-member team to facilitate the investigation.

Ednaco-Tanyag, 32, a resident of Lot 8 Block 57 Starlight Residences, Starlight Street, Rancho 3, Concepcion 2, Marikina City was stabbed at around 11:20 a.m., at No. 51 Visayas Avenue, Barangay Vasra.

A witness, Arjay Cunanan, said he heard a female concerned citizen shouting that there was a woman stabbed and lying bloodied on the ground.

Cunanan sought the assistance of Barangay Vasra officials who responded and rushed the victim to the East Avenue Medical Center where she was declared dead on arrival after succumbing to three stab wounds. (PNA)

Source: Philippine News Agency

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