The Department of Justice (DOJ) has ordered the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) to undertake a full investigation into the killing of BPO Industry Employee Network (BIEN) union organizer Alex Dolorosa in Bacolod City.
In a statement, the DOJ assured prompt action to bring those guilty of the crime to justice, saying coordination efforts are being undertaken with Bacolod Mayor Alfredo Benitez for relevant information.
Dolorosa, 38, was found dead on April 25 with multiple stab wounds, three days after he was reported missing. He had been a full time labor organizer and paralegal for the call center labor organization, which he joined in 2016 as a volunteer.
“The Department assures an extensive and full blown investigation on the murder. To this end, instructions have been cascaded to the National Bureau of Investigation and the National Prosecution Service to begin their investigation and case build-up so that appropriate criminal cases may be filed in court. The secretary has also initiated coordination efforts with the local government of Bacolod City through Mayor Alfredo B. Benitez for any relevant information they may possess,” the DOJ said in a statement.
“The wheels of justice shall continue turning until the perpetrators of this shameless act are caught, prosecuted and imprisoned,” it added.*PNA