PNP coordinates with AFP over Taguig shooting by 3 junior military officers

The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started coordinating with the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) to discuss the criminal and administrative liability of three military officers who were tagged in a shooting incident in Taguig City on Christmas Day that left at least six people wounded.

PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos said they expect to solve the judicial process that would be applied to the three commissioned officers, noting a military justice system could be used against Army Captain Nheiljay Maguddayao Garcia, 31; Probationary 2LT Felomino Maguddayao Garcia, 30; and 1LT Minalyn Awat Ladyong, 29.

"The PNP immediately informed the AFP regarding the incident so a proper course of action can be taken by our counterparts in the military," said Carlos.

The three military officers were accused of engaging in a shooting spree using their M16 rifles Barangay Pinagsama when they were allegedly pelted with stones by a group of men. They are now being sought by the police. 

Wounded were Edsel Hecita Polo, 28; JD Umbaro Navales,24; John Carl Marca Sabino,18; and 3 minors aged 17, 16 and 14. They were rushed to a hospital for treatment of gunshot wounds.

Carlos assured an impartial investigation of the case based on testimonies of both sides to establish the circumstances surrounding the incident.