PNP knows identity of mastermind in Davao blast

MANILA – – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Monday confirmed that the national police already knew the mastermind in the bombing attack in Davao City that claimed the lives of 14 individuals and injured 70 others last Sept. 2.

Dela Rosa said that although they already knew the identity of the mastermind, however, it could not still be made public because the PNP was still building up the case against the suspect.

The PNP chief also debunked the link of Talitay, Maguindanao Vice Mayor Abduwahab Sabal in the Davao bombing.

Dela Rosa said that the arrest of the vice mayor was in connection with illegal drugs and illegal possession of firearms.

He added that all the news about the vice mayor were all “speculations” only.

As of Monday, Dela Rosa said, there were still no evidence that would link the vice mayor in the bombing incident in Davao City.

“Hindi muna ako magsalita hanggang hindi pa namin ma-connect. We have to connect all the dots to have an airtight case against the suspects. So hindi ko masabi na sila yung narco-politicians na tinutukoy natin who funded the bombing,” Dela Rosa said.

”We are doing everything we can to have him (bomber) arrested,” he said. Perfecto Raymundo/PNA/