Wife of slain N. Ecija mayor thanks PRRD, PNP for breakthrough in case
By Marilyn Galang
GEN. TINIO, Nueva Ecija (Philippines News Agency) –The wife of slain Mayor Ferdinand Bote is thankful about the arrest of two alleged gunmen and hopes the arms of the law would soon reach to the mastermind.
“Gusto po naming malaman kung sino po talaga yung behind sa kaso na ito at sino ang talagang mastermind (I really want to know who is really behind this case and who is really the mastermind),” Mayvelyn Bote said.
Bote’s wife thanked President Duterte and the Philippine National Police (PNP) for their exhaustive efforts to bring the culprits to justice.
“Sobrang sakit po ang nangyari sa asawa ko. Hindi po kami titigil hanggang hindi namin nakukuha ang hustisya sa tulong ng ating pangulo at kapulisan (What had happened to my husband was so painful. We will not stop until we attained justice with the help of the President and the police),” Bote said.
She said her husband led a simple life ever since. He did not have security escorts because he always believed that God is always with him, she said.
“I hope this will not happen again to others who are in government position. It was so painful,” she said.
PDP- Laban, the party of the late mayor, is expected to nominate Bote (Mayvelyn) to the Sangguniang Bayan for a seat that will be permanently vacated since the top councilman is now the vice mayor.
Reports said the Special Investigation Task Group (SITG) Ferdie Bote would file charges against the suspects on Monday.
There are at least seven people who police said have something to do with the killing. (PNA)