By: LIEUTENANT COLONEL EDGARD A AREVALO PN(M)
Director, Naval Public Affairs Office
Tuesday, 10 August 2010
The Philippine Navy received initial report of the massacre that befell the family of our personnel - - the father, a retired Officer and his wife an active senior petty officer and their children;
We allow the PNP, as they are in the lead, to pursue the investigation as we will provide any assistance needed so as to make sure that the perpetrators of this dastardly act shall be prosecuted and penalized for the crime committed;
Upon the discovery of the killing by one of the children of the Paitons, Naval Forces West Commander Commodore Orwen Cortez reports that around 1830H he ordered navy personnel to: call the police and secure the crime scene until the arrival of PNP SOCO and dispatched an ambulance.
The Navy leadership under Rear Admiral Danilo Cortez expresses its deep sympathy and prayers to the bereaved family of the Paitons. (End)