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Due process! Daraga Mayor Baldo appeals to President Duterte for a fair treatment

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Daraga Mayor Carlwyn Baldo, tagged as the mastermind behind the assassination of Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe, asked for help from President Rodrigo Duterte for fair and just treatment.

In a press conference, Baldo said that he will face all the charges against him but all he’s asking is due process as well as the safety of his family.

“Humihingi po ako ng tulong sa patas na hustisya. Kung ano man po ang mga inaakusa sa akin, haharapin ko po ng buong buo,” Baldo said.

“Ang hinihiling ko rin po na sana wag malagay sa alanganin ang buhay ng aking pamilya,” it added.

Meanwhile, Mayor Baldo also thanked his supporters for believing that he’s innocent.

“Unang una, syempre, nagpapasalamat ako sa mga taong sumusuporta sa akin na hanggang ngayon ay naniniwala na wala akong kinalaman sa mga inaakusa sa akin,” the incumbent mayor said.

“Gusto ko rin po magpasalamat sa Dyos sa ginagawa nyang pagtulong sa akin. Magpatuloy po tayong manalig na lalabas din po ang hustisya,” he added.

Rep. Batocabe and his aide SPO2 Orlando Diaz were killed last December 22 while attending a gift-giving event in Daraga, Albay.

Batocabe was serving his last term as congressman. He was attempting to unseat Baldo as Daraga mayor.

The PNP earlier tagged the incumbent Daraga Mayor as the mastermind behind Batocabe’s killing.