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Reward out for killer of Grade 10 student

BAGUIO CITY – The city government and the Guardians Reform Advocacy for Cooperation and Economic Prosperity, Inc. (GRACE-Guardian) are giving P150,000 reward to any person who can provide vital information that will lead to the identification of those responsible in the killing of a 16-year-old grade 10 student.

During Wednesday’s “Ugnayan sa Media”, mayor Mauricio Domogan announced a P100,000 reward coming from the city while the GRACE Guardian will be contributing an additional R50,000 for anyone who can give information on the killer or killers of 16-year-old Kenneth Pacheco Velasco.

Velasco was on his way to school when he was discovered sprawled on the pavement in an alley along Naguillan Road last Tuesday which was supposed to be the shortest way going to the Pines City National High School.

“This reward is a means to help convince the people who have knowledge to come out and help the police so that justice may be served on the family of the victim,” said GRACE-Guardian national chairman and retired Police Director Isagani Nerez ““Holdap man o’ gang war ay dapat mamulat ang mga kinauukulan na pangalagaan ang seguridad ng mga mag-aaral.”

Velasco sustained 16 stab wounds in the head and neck; eight on the chest; 10 in his back and two on the upper extremities.

Initial investigation reveals that personal grudge and anger against the suspect remains as the motive that’s being pursued, believing that the missing cellphone and 200 pesos could be the killer’s way of misleading authorities.