Batocabe’s son reveals Christmas gift for slain dad

In the house of lawyer Justin Batocabe, a vinyl record player remains untouched. It was supposed to be his Christmas gift for his father, Ako Bicol Rep. Rodel Batocabe, whom Justin described as a music lover. The record player would remain Justin's for now, as his father and his police escort, SPO2 Orlando Diaz, were gunned down in Daraga, Albay on Dec. 22 --- his father's wedding anniversary with wife Gertrudes and just three days before Christmas Day. "Well, that's that. I'll just keep it," Justin told INQUIRER.net. 'Muted and sad' Christmas Justin said the Batocabe family would normally exchange gifts and have a picture taken on Christmas Eve. "But no annual picture[...

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