Ex-PBA coach Dante Silverio arrested for firing gun in argument

Published November 10, 2018, 1:13 PM

by AJ Siytangco

By Dhel Nazario

Former Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Coach Dante Silverio was arrested on Friday after allegedly firing his gun due to an argument with his neighbor in Makati City.


Police arrested Silverio, former coach of PBA teams Toyota and Shell shortly after he allegedly fired near his residence in Barangay Magallanes, Makati City.

Investigation showed that the incident occurred at around 10:23 in the morning inside the Ecology Village, Barangay Magallanes, Makati City.

According to Police Chief Insp. Gideon Ines of the Makati City Police, Silverio has a long-time feud with his neighbor which led to an argument on Friday. The said squabble led to Silverio firing his caliber. 38.

This prompted their neighbor to call in the police but Siverio was able to escape on board his white Fortuner and was later arrested at his office in Chino Roces Extension, Makati City.

Police weren’t able to recover the said firearm.

Silverio is currently under hospital arrest at the Makati Medical Center after he complained of having chest and stomach pains. He will be facing charges of alarm and scandal.