More police teams join search for missing lawyer Ryan Oliva

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, November 30) — More units from the Philippine National Police are now working together in investigating the supposed disappearance of lawyer Ryan Oliva.

Mimaropa Police Chief Brigadier General Pascual Muñoz on Monday said they are coordinating with the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Calabarzon police regarding the probe. The National Bureau of Investigation is also helping in the search.

Oliva, a professor at the University of the Philippines College of Law and the chief of the Department of Tourism’s Legislative Liaison Unit, has been missing since Nov. 21. His bag containing his identification cards and other personal belongings was found on the shore of Looc, Occidental Mindoro on Nov. 27.

Muñoz said the bag may have been washed ashore from Batangas, where the lawyer was last seen.

Oliva's family is asking the public for help. His brother Randy may be contacted at 0906-3001009 for any information on his whereabouts.