Vice President and Housing and Urban Development Coordinating Council Chair Jejomar C. Binay today condemned the killing of an official of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board, and called on the Quezon City police to “find the perpetrators soon and bring them to justice.”
“I strongly condemn the murder of Atty. Leonard Jacinto Soriano of the Housing and Land Use Regulatory Board. I call on the Quezon City police to find the perpetrators soon and bring them to justice,” said Binay.
The Vice President offered his condolences to the family of Atty. Soriano. “I hope they remain strong while allowing their faith to see them through in this time of sorrow,” he added.
Soriano, an HLURB arbiter, was gunned down Thursday afternoon in front of the agency’s office in Quezon City.
While the reason for the murder is still undetermined, the Vice President said police should explore all angles, including the possibility that the killing was work-related. He said other housing officials have received death threats, which he finds alarming.
“If you will recall, more than a week ago a Pag-IBIG official who filed a case against Globe Asiatique received death threats,” said Binay.
Pag-IBIG Deputy CEO Emma Faria, one of the signatories in the complaint against GA, received threats to her life sent through text messages.