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Mystery surrounds death of NBI official

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The death of Raul Manguerra, chief of the National Bureau of Investigation’s counter-terrorism division, remains a mystery (as of this writing).


Manguerra was found at about 11.30 p.m. last Monday (Dec. 7) bloodied with a gunshot wound to the stomach inside his office at NBI headquarters in Taft Ave., Manila.


He was rushed to a hospital but pronounced DOA.


Manila police investigators told reporters they could not give any details regarding the incident as the NBI refused them entry into the building.
“Hindi kami pinapasok,” according to P/Capt. Henry Navarro of the MPD homicide division.


During a press briefing two days after the shooting, NBI officials weren’t able to provide any vital details that could shed light about Manguerra’s shocking demise.


They said they were looking into all possible angles – suicide, accidental shooting or murder.


But so far, nothing doing.


(The NBI has belatedly announced there was no foul play in the death of Manguerra, but from “accidental firing”.


“He could have been cleaning his gun,” according to NBI director Eric Distor.)

PHOTO: GMA Network


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