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Cop linked to beauty queen Catherine Camilon's disappearance fired

By NICK GARCIA Published Jan 18, 2024 12:02 pm

The Philippine National Police has fired the cop who’s the prime suspect behind the disappearance of missing beauty queen Catherine Camilon.

Police Regional Office 4A chief Paul Lucas, in a press briefing on Thursday, Jan. 18, said Allan De Castro has been dismissed from service due to conduct unbecoming of a police officer.

Lucas noted De Castro’s illicit relationship with the beauty queen. De Castro, who has a wife and two kids, admitted to having an affair with Camilon, but remained silent about her disappearance.

He has since been under restrictive custody.

De Castro and three others, including his personal driver and bodyguard Jeffrey Magpantay, and two John Does, were previously sued for kidnapping and illegal detention.

His alleged relationship with Camilon was reportedly an abusive one, as police discovered 17 strands of hair, blood samples, and screenshots of messages containing threats and other verbal abuses.

Camilon was last spotted in a shopping mall in Lemery hours before being reported missing on Oct. 12. She, however, last told her mother, Rosario, that she was at a gasoline station in Bauan.

The beauty queen said she’d go to Batangas City for a meeting with Balisong Channel, an online media company where she was a former talent. But Balisong Channel said she didn't visit its office and was last there on Dec. 13, 2021.

De Castro was reportedly the person Camilon would meet up with on the day of her disappearance.

Last Jan. 9, Magpantay surrendered to the police and voluntarily submitted himself to preventive custody.

Camilon, who's also a public school teacher in Tuy, joined Miss Grand Philippines last July, during which Nikki De Moura of Cagayan de Oro won the crown.