Abalos orders probe into the death of Adamson student found in Imus

By JOVILAND RITA,GMA Integrated News

Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos on Wednesday ordered an investigation into the death of a student who was found in a shallow grave in Imus.

“Papaimbestigahan kaagad natin 'to at aalamin kung ano ang mga circumstances dito. Any forms of violence na ganto ang nangyayari, namamatay, dapat paimbestigahan natid kaagad ito,” he told reporters in an ambush interview.

(We will investigate it immediately and look into the circumstances here. Any form of violence that leads to death should be investigated immediately.)

On Tuesday, the body of John Matthew Salilig, a student at Adamson University in Manila, was found more than a week after he was last seen alive.

Biñan police said suspects whom they invited for investigation pointed to where Salilig had been buried.

Salilig’s body showed signs of hazing, according to Biñan Police acting chief Police Lieutenant Colonel Virgilio Jopia.


"Maliban sa statement ng ating mga witness, nakitaan natin ng mga pasa ang biktima sa kanyang binti ,” he said.

(Aside from the statements of our witnesses, we saw that the victim had bruises on his legs.)

However, police are still awaiting the results of the autopsy examination.

Fifteen persons of interest are being investigated, seven of whom took part in the Tau Gamma Phi initiation rites for Salilig, Jopia said. —VAL/ GMA Integrated News