Suspect in slaying of Pacquiao bodyguard surrendersBy Edwin Espejo Oct 10, 2012 7:25AM UTC
The suspect in the slaying of a police officer assigned as bodyguard of Rep. Manny Pacquiao has surrendered to Roel Pacquiao and is now heading back to General Santos after fleeing to Surigao del Norte, the General Santos City station of Bombo Radyo reported early this morning.
Earn Guindolman is now being accompanied by Roel Pacquiao and Senior Police Officer 2 Rex Diongon and Bombo Gensan manager Janjan Macailing.
Guindolman is the principal suspect in the slaying of SPO3 Rey Edradan who was killed Sunday evening inside the house of one Rowena Cabaniog.
The victim reportedly barged inside the house of Cabaniog, a live-in partner of Guindolman, and started beating her.
Guindolman was also inside the house of Cabaniog.
Guindolman added that Edradan also hit him.
At this point, Guindolman reportedly defended himself by stabbing the victim.
Edradan sustained at least 12 stab wounds and his throat was slit open.
Reports said Guindolman surrendered to a police relative assigned in Surigao. He brought with him Cabaniog and the latter’s two children.
The mother of the suspect reportedly said that her son feared for his life and decided to surrender himself to his police relative.
He immediately sent surrender feelers after Rep. Pacquiao appealed to police authorities to immediately effect his arrest.
The 27-year old Guindolman is a village watchman (tanod) of Barangay Apopong ,the village chair of which is Roel Pacquiao.
Roel Pacquiao is running for congressman representing the first district of South Cotabato and General Santos next year.
Cabaniog is reportedly a former girlfriend of Edradan.
It was not clear why Edradan, who is already married, went to the house of Cabaniog Sunday evening.
Edradan, 40 years old, was assigned to Rep. Pacquiao as police escort after the eight-division world boxing champion became a member of the House of Representative.