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Gov. Cua charged for local publisher’s killing

VIRAC, Catanduanes --- The governor of this once peaceful island province has been charged for the killing of a local newspaper publisher here late last year. Murder charges were filed against Gov. Joseph Cua for the killing of Larry Que, publisher of Catanduanes News. Que was shot dead on December 19, 2016 shortly after exposing the existence of a big shabu laboratory in the province and castigating local officials. Edralyn Pangilinan, reportedly a partner of Cua, filed the complaint against the governor and several others, namely: PO1 Vincent Tacorda, Prince Lim Subion and several John Does for complicity in the killing that took place in this capital town. It was reported that Undersecretary Joel Egco of the Presidential Task Force on Media Security accompanied Pangilinan to the Justice department. Pangilinan said that policemen Tacorda admitted to a radioman in Catanduanes that he and two local officials were behind the killing. She believes that politics was behind Que’s killing which took place after the discovery of a multi-million peso shabu laboratory in this town.

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