A senator requested that the Senate investigate the disappearance of Catherine Camilon, the local beauty queen of Tuy, Batangas.
In Senate Resolution 913 filed by Senator Raffy Tulfo, he also wants to investigate the police’s involvement in heinous crimes.
“The involvement of police officers in heinous crimes [has] been increasing in the past months and there is a need to review the screening process of police officers as well as the retention of officers in active duty,” said Tulfo.
The main suspect in Camilon’s disappearance is former Police Major Allan de Castro, who was fired from the service last month.
It appears from the police investigation that Camilon and de Castro had a relationship.
De Castro was fired from the service because of his relationship with Camilon, even though he already has a family.
Although de Castro admitted to the police that he had a relationship with Camilon, he denied that he had anything to do with the victim’s disappearance.
Camilon was last seen at a mall in Batangas on October 12, 2023.
Senate to probe case of Catherine Camilon
According to Tulfo, he also wants the incident of Camilon’s disappearance to be investigated “for her family to gain swift justice.”
The prosecutor’s office in Batangas City is conducting a preliminary investigation related to the complaints of kidnapping and serious illegal detention filed against De Castro. Also to his driver-bodyguard, Jeffrey Magpantay, and two others.
According to witnesses, they allegedly saw Magpantay commanding two men carrying a bloodied and unconscious woman while being moved by a vehicle.
Last month, another suspect in the disappearance of Catherine Camilon, Jeffrey Magpantay, the alleged driver-bodyguard of Police Major Allan De Castro, surrendered to the police.
With Magpantay’s surrender, Camilon’s mother, Rose, hopes that he will speak up and there will be clarity on the loss of her daughter.
“Nandoon yung takot pero nandoon ang pag-asa ko na magkakaroon ng linaw kung nasaan ang aming anak. At sana ok lang ang lahat,” said Rose.
Rose criticized De Castro’s failure to appear at the hearing.