True identity of main suspect in Davao blast established – PNP

True identity of main suspect in Davao blast established – PNP

MANILA -– The Philippine National Police (PNP) has established the true identity of the primary suspect who left the bomb that exploded at the night market in Davao City last Friday, killing 14 people and injuring 70 others.

PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa said Thursday the suspect was positively identified based on the testimony of two massage therapists.

Dela Rosa said the suspect has been identified even if his face was covered, by presenting to the witnesses 20 pictures or portraits showing features.

The PNP chief did not want to name the suspect as the manhunt operation continues.

What is clear, he said, is that the police already know where the suspect might be hiding.

Meanwhile, dela Rosa also confirmed that the suspect is a member of a terrorist group, which he declined to name. Perfecto Raymundo/PNA/northboundasia.com