PNP welcomes completion of DOJ’s probe into Ongpin scion’s drug case
The Philippine National Police (PNP) welcomed the completion of the Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation into the drug complaint filed against Julian Ongpin, the person of interest in the death of artist Bree Jonson.
The drug complaint is now for resolution since no new issues were raised by Ongpin and the police.
“We also assure the public that the PNP will continuously cooperate with the NBI [National Bureau of Investigation] in the investigation into the death of Bree Jonson because we also would like to know the truth on this case,” PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said in a statement Saturday night.
The drug complaint against Ongpin stemmed from the recovery of 12.6 grams of cocaine inside the room he had shared with Jonson at a beach resort in La Union.
It was the same room where Jonson was found dead on Sept. 18.
The artist was laid to rest in Davao City last week.
Investigation is ongoing into the incident with the NBI conducting a separate autopsy on Jonson’s body to determine the cause of her death.
Teacher’s death solved
Meanwhile, Eleazar commended the Cadiz City Police Station in Negros Occidental for immediately solving the robbery-slay of a senior high school teacher.
The Cadiz City Police Station, led by Lt. Col. Rocky Desear, immediately conducted an investigation and follow-up operations based on the death of 28-year-old Jessica Ducay, teacher of the Dr. Vicente F. Gustilo Memorial National High School, on Oct. 8.
Eleazar said this resulted in the arrest of 39-year-old suspect Delleon del Rosario who was hired to paint the house of the teacher.
The suspect allegedly stabbed the victim to death before stealing Ducay’s bag and other personal belongings.
He was also caught in the CCTV leaving Ducay’s house in Barangay Banquerohan with the victim’s bag containing P79,000 cash. Del Rosario was arrested during a follow-up operation in Bacolod City.
The suspect is now detained at the Cadiz City Police Station and was already charged with robbery with murder.