Politics, illegal drugs possible motives behind death of SK president in Laguna

Authorities are now looking at two possible angles in the assassination of the Lumban Laguna’s 26-year-old Sangguniang Kabataan (SK) President on Tuesday afternoon.

“May balita po kasing tatakbong konsehal ng bayan, tapos tinitingnan ko rin po kung ito ba’y may kagalit. Dahil ito naman po ay Lumban, kasi nga po ang Lumban ay kilala sa bayan na sabi nila na ano po daw sa droga mga involvement sa droga, kaya hindi rin po nawala sa akin tingnan din po ‘yung bersyon na ganun,” said Police Capt. Jose Marie Peña, chief of police of Lumban Municipal Police Station.

In an interview with ABS-CBN News, Peña said that two culprits entered the house of victim Renzo Matienzo in Barangay Maytalang 1, while two others just waited outside. The information is also based on the testimony of those who witnessed the crime, he said.

After the crime, the group of perpetrators immediately fled.

Authorities are still analyzing CCTV footage of the area to find out where they passed and if there are any identities of the suspects.

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They admitted that the information available so far is still limited.

“Ngayon po kinukuha namin lahat po ng pwede naming gamitin para po sa aming imbestigasyon para malaman po natin kung sino po talaga ang gumawa at mapanagot po natin kung sino po iyun,” said Peña.

The Sangguniang Kabataan of Siniloan, condemned the killing of Matienzo.

In their social media post, they sympathized and demanded for the slain SK President.

“Kasabay ng ating pakikiramay ay ang ating mariing pagkondena sa pagpatay kay SK Eseng. Nananawagan din ang Pederasyon ng hustisya para kay SK Eseng sa karumaldumal na pangyayaring ito at sa lahat ng mga naging biktima ng extra judicial killings,” they said.

Lumban Police is asking for the help of the public to report to their station in case there is information that can help in the case.