Gov't sets P2-M reward for info on Nicole's killer
MANILA, Philippines - Malacañang said on Sunday, January 13, that it will give a P2-million reward to anyone who could provide reliable information leading to the arrest of the killer of stray bullet victim Stephanie Nicole Ella.
Presidential spokesperson Abigail Valte said over radio station dzRB that President Benigno Aquino III mentioned the bounty on January 10.
The announcement came even as Justice Secretary Leila de Lima said the National Bureau of Investigation has identified the man who killed Ella.
De Lima refused to disclose the man's name, and just said he was "part of a group."
Ella, 7, was shot by a stray bullet during the New Year's Eve celebrations. She died on January 2, and was laid to rest in Norzagaray, Bulacan on January 12.
Her death, and a Cavite shootout that killed 8, sparked a nationwide debate on gun control. - Rappler.com