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Inunahan pa pamilya! Guevarra: PNP should explain why slain NDFP consultant’s remains were taken

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Justice Secretary Menardo Guevarra said police may have to explain why they took the remains of slain National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) peace consultant Randy Echanis.

“Ordinarily it’s the family of the deceased who should determine the funeral arrangements, but here there seems to be a question as to the identity of the deceased,” he said.

“Nonetheless, the police should explain why it was necessary to transfer the body from one funeral parlor to another,” Guevarra stated.

Echanis and Louie Tagapia were killed inside a rented house in Quezon City last Monday (Aug. 10).

However, the lawyer of the Echanis family, Atty. Jobert Pahilga, said police took the remains of her husband from the funeral parlor and even arrested that time a paralegal who was securing the body for obstruction of justice.

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