PNP assures South Korea Jee kidnap-slay case will be solved
Posted: 2017-Feb-16 23.00.01 UTC+0800
MANILA — The Philippine National Police (PNP) has assured the South Korean government that it will solve the case involving the alleged abduction and killing of Jee Ick Joo, a South Korean businessman.
Jee was allegedly kidnapped in Angeles City, Pampanga and subsequently killed inside Camp Crame, Quezon City on Oct. 18, 2016.
PNP chief Director General Ronald "Bato" Dela Rosa held a meeting on Tuesday with the Korean national police officials who were in the country doing a visit.
"During the meeting, they were updated on the case and at the same time the PNP chief assured the Korean officials, the deputy commissioner of the efforts of the PNP to solve the case," said PNP Public Information Office (PIO) chief and spokesman Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos in a press conference in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Wednesday.
Also taken up during the meeting was "the desire of the victim's wife for the PNP to conduct the investigation until we closed this case sa pagpatay sa Korean businessman," Carlos said.
Likewise, the Korean ambassador and the PNP chief were invited to meet with the Korean community in Central Luzon.
Carlos said the meeting is aimed to update on what the PNP is doing pertaining to the investigation and to assure the Korean community that efforts are continuous to protect not just them but the local Filipino community and the foreigners staying in the country.
Likewise, the PNP assured that the cooperation with the South Korean government, through their embassy in Manila, is continuous.
"If we can inform them also na continuous yung ating cooperation with the Korean embassy through their Korean desk officers," Carlos said.
The PNP also assured that the language and cultural exchange training between the Filipino police officers and the Korean community is continuous.
"So that so we can understand yung kultura nila, the language it helps a lot," Carlos said.
"The usual cooperation and information being passed to the Korean embassy officials when their nationals are involved in certain incidents, crime of which they become victims, or any incident happening in the Philippines, is continuous," he added. (PNA)