Here’s why VACC thinks probe on Larry Que’s murder will go nowhere


No government official can be trusted in Catanduanes.

Thus, claimed Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) chairman Dante Jimenez as he expressed concern over the conduct of the investigation on the death of columnist and publisher Larry Que.

“Compromised ang mga tao doon. I can’t trust the people there because they all know each other,” lamented Jimenez.

Apart from the ongoing police investigation, Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II has already ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to probe the death of Que who was believed to have been killed for criticizing local officials in the aftermath of the discovery of a “mega-sized” drug laboratory in Virac, Catanduanes.

Authorities raided the clandestine laboratory last November 26.

“Matutukan dapat ng husto kung gusto ng justice for Larry Que,” Jimenez stressed.

“There is no other motive but the paper he released that there is a laboratory in Catandanuaes, That is the only angle I see,” he pointed out.

Prior Que’s death, Aguirre directed the NBI to investigate the alleged links of Catanduanes Governor Joseph Cua, Virac Mayor Samuel Laynes, and NBI Regional Director Eric Isidoro to the drug lab.

Cua has already denied involvement in the illegal drug trade.