IPPO chief vows to pursue triple murder case ‘till the end’

Colonel Noel Aliño.

By Jennifer P. Rendon

No amount of setback will compel Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) chief Colonel Noel Aliño to back off from pursuing the Estancia triple murder case until its resolution.

Aliño made the statement after the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutor’s Office junked the Motion for Reconsideration and Supplement to Motion for Reconsideration filed by the police and the victims’ kin.

The motions sought to reverse the dismissal of the murder case in relation to the deaths of three young men who were found in Estancia, Iloilo on Sept. 14, 2022.

“I have yet to see the actual copy of the resolution. But nonetheless, we respect the appreciation of the prosecution,” he said.

The motion was filed after the Iloilo Provincial Prosecutor’s Office recommended the dismissal of the murder case against Jevron Parohinog, the lone survivor of the incident; his brother Jix Parohinog, Michael Porras, Michael Quiatchon, Benzen “Moi” Llamado, and six ‘’John Does’’

Aliño said he has yet to talk to the family of victims Mark Clarenz Libao, Jan Paul Mark Bosque, and Chrysler Floyd Fernandes.

“Kakausapin ko pa ang mga pamliya nila. From there, we will discuss our next move,” he said.

But Aliño said they already have a contingency plan whatever the outcome of the motions they filed.

“May ready documents na kami in case ma-deny or ma-grant,” he said.

The Iloilo police chief said that giving up on the case was never an option.

“We would see it through kahit umabot kami hanggang sa Supreme Court. Kahit na malipat ako ng ibang assignment, ilalaban ko ‘yan,” he said.

With their motion for reconsideration denied, Aliño said he might file a petition for review.

But that is something that the PNP legal team will have to discuss with the legal counsels of the victims’ families.