Honasan named in Olalia-Alay-ay case

News Apr 18, 2013 at 3:05 pm

A state witness said then colonel Gringo Honasan headed the Special Operations Group, under the Defense department, that abducted and killed labor leaders Rolando Olalia and Leonor Alay-ay in 1986.


MANILA – Along with former Air Force Col. Eduardo “Red” Kapunan, former colonel Gregorio “Gringo” Honasan, now a senatorial candidate, was named by a state witness as one of the commanding officers of government soldiers who abducted, interrogated and then murdered labor leader Rolando Olalia and companion Leonor Alay-ay in 1986. But while Kapunan is under the custody of the National Bureau of Investigation, and two other accused, both of lower rank, are at the Rizal Provincial Jail, Honasan is not yet listed with the thirteen accused in the double murder case.

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