Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief P / Gen. Debold Sinas assured justice will be served for Sonya and Frank Gregorio, the mother, and son killed by an abusive policeman in Paniqui, Tarlac in December 20.
Sinas and Police Regional Office (PRO) 3 Director P / Brig. Gen Valeriano de Leon visited Tuesday night at the wake of Sonya Gregorio, 52, and Frank Anthony Gregorio, 25.
Along with sympathy, the officials also provided financial assistance to the Gregorio family.
According to Sinas, he is ensuring the speedy progress of the case against P / Senior Master Sgt. Jonel Nuezca.
It also instructed De Leon to ensure the security of the bereaved families of the victims while the trial of Nuezca is in full swing.
De Leon, on the other hand, assured that there will be no whitewash in the case.
“The salary forfeiture will be eventually implemented against the accused even if his dismissal case is still on-going,” Sinas said. He also recommended that Nuezca’s minor daughter who witnessed the crime be subjected to psychological debriefing.
“A case conference was held to ensure of the factual accuracy and findings of the incident for its immediate resolution and filing of appropriate administrative charges,” De Leon said.
Justice will be served for Sonya, Frank Gregorio – Sinas
De Leon further stated that although Nuezca was negative for his illegal drug use, he will be tried on two counts of murder filed at the Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 57 in Paniqui town.
According to the data obtained by GMA News Online from Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, Nuezca was suspended for 10 days in 2010 for reasons not detailed by the authorities.
In 2013, he faced a grave misconduct case, but it was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
In April 2014, the Tarlac killer cop faced less grave neglect of duty for refusing to take a drug test. Records showed that Nuezca had left the testing area without permission from authorities.
In 2016, he faced serious neglect of duty after failing to attend a court hearing as a prosecution witness of a drug case. The case was dropped and closed.
Last year, Nuezca again had grave misconduct (homicide) case filed against him. However, it was dismissed due to a lack of substantial evidence.