The assassin of AKO Bicol Party-list Rep. Rodel Batocabe and the mastermind of the murder must be hunted and meted justice, said Senior Citizen Party-list Rep. Francisco G. Datol Jr. on Saturday.
Datol said the killer is heartless for shooting dead Batocabe while he was serviing Bicolano senior citizens.
Datol, who last talked to Batocabe in the last session day of the House of Representatives, said he regards the latter as his brother.
“Mahal niya kaming mga seniors,” said Datol.
He recalled that Batocabe, one of the authors of House Bill 6251 (National Senior Citizens Commission Act), volunteered to accompany him to the Senate in 2019 in asking support from senators in approving the measure.
“On behalf of more than 10 million Filipino senior citizens, I express my deepest condolences to his wife and sons and to Bicolanos everywhere who Rodel ably represented,” said Datol.