Gunman in Percy Lapid Slay Surrenders, Reward Goes to Family

Alleged Gunman who Killed Radio Broadcaster Percy Lapid Surrenders

The alleged gunman who killed the veteran radio broadcaster Percy Lapid in Las Piñas finally surrendered to the authorities.

Percival Mabasa, also known as Percy Lapid, was a broadcaster and pundit. The alleged gunman is currently being held by the PNP in Camp Crame. Benhur Abalos, secretary of the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), made the announcement on Tuesday.

“Ngayong umagang ‘to, gusto ko lang i-kumpirma na nasa kustodiya na ng PNP itong suspek na ang pangalan ay Joel Estorial. Siya ay of course taga-Quezon City,” Abalos said at a press conference.

“Ang initial report ay siya ay sumurrender out of fear for personal safety dahil natakot siya sa kanyang safety niya dahil pagkatapos ilabas sa publiko ang kanyang mukha,” he added. 

Percy Lapid Gunman

According to the report, the P500,000 prize money from Abalos will go to the suspect’s family. The alleged shooter, who has not been identified by the authorities, reportedly gave himself up because he fears being killed by the perpetrator who knocked out the broadcaster.

Additionally, there is a P6.5 million prize for anyone who can identify him, so it won’t be difficult to find him later. His face has reportedly been seen on television, in the newspaper, and on CCTVs in the vicinity where the incident occurred. The shooter said that he received P500,000 in order to utterly silence the commentator.

Additionally, it was discovered that the PNP and DILG decided not to hold the press conference that was intended to introduce the shooter to the public and media based on the widely circulated information. The presenter of DWBL 1242 khz, who also serves as the analyst for his program Lapid Fire, was ambushed in Las Pias City on October 3 at night right outside of his home.

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