MANILA, Philippines – Hard-hitting commentator Percival “Percy Lapid” Mabasa was killed on October 3 by self-confessed gunman Joel Escorial.
Rappler visualized a network of those allegedly involved in the case based on the Department of Justice (DOJ)’s report, and Escorial’s extrajudicial confession.
The joint investigation conducted by the DOJ, the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), and the Philippine National Police (PNP) revealed an intricate web of personalities from persons deprived of liberty (PDLs) to high-ranking Bureau of Corrections (BuCor) officials.
The network shows how the accused personalities relate to the case. Explore how Lapid’s alleged killers are supposedly linked through various PDLs to the alleged mastermind Director General Gerald Bantag. Hover over the circles to see more information.