Both of the men were shot and killed during a boat tour of the island in the resort, according to one of the suspected accomplices. Yakuza is a Japanese organized crime syndicate that is believed to have more than 100,000 members.
Palawan Police Chief Supt. Gabriel Lopez said on June 5, the murder had the character of a Yakuza-style killing. The Straits-Times noted the bodies were hacked to pieces and thrown in the sea. Coron Island police on June 4 filed multiple murder charges against six people. One of the individual is 55-year-old Japanese businessman Hiroyuki Nagahama who has been noted by the others suspects as the mastermind behind the murders.