Ex-soldier person of interest in Nicole Ella’s killing

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CLASSMATES’ PROTEST Nicole Ella dances the hours away before New Year’s Eve. By midnight, a stray bullet had snuffed out the life of the little girl who loved Barbie. At right, pupils of Tala Elementary School march to Nicole’s house. PHOTO COURTESY OF ELLA FAMILY

A former soldier who is now a barangay  (village) official in Caloocan City was almost tagged Thursday a suspect in the killing of 7-year-old Stephanie Nicole Ella in celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

But ballistic tests on the 1911 pistol of Juan Agos, a former soldier, showed that the .45 cal. bullet that killed Nicole was not fired from that gun.

Caloocan City Mayor Enrico Echiverri said Agos voluntarily surrendered and admitted to firing a .45 cal. pistol on New Year’s Eve.

But the chief of the Philippine National Police, Director General Alan Purisima, said police found Agos in a house-to-house “visitation” with gun owners in Malaria, Caloocan City.

Echiverri said Agos is now a barangay justice in Barangay 185 in Malaria, where Nicole and her family lived.

Agos, reportedly a former intelligence officer in the Presidential Security Group and now Barangay 185 justice, admitted to police investigators that he and four companions took turns firing his 1911 pistol during celebrations on New Year’s Eve.

But Caloocan police said last night that ballistic tests showed Agos’ 1911 pistol was not the gun from which the bullet that killed Nicole was fired.

Superintendent Jackie Candelario, Caloocan police spokesperson, said the ballistic signature from Agos’ gun did not match the ballistic signature on the bullet that killed Nicole.

Candelario said Agos’ pistol was registered, making the ballistic test quick for the investigators.

Candelario said that charges of illegal firearms discharge were being readied against Agos and his companions.

But Caloocan police said they were confident that they could identify the owner of the gun.

Candelario said investigators were filtering information from residents of Barangays 180, 185 and 186 to catalog registered firearms owned by people who lived in those areas.

Candelario said residents turned over six slugs, apparently .45 ACP bullets, they found in those places.

The death of 7-year-old  Nicole from celebratory gunfire on New Year’s Eve sparked calls yesterday for stricter gun control, with Malacañang pressing the police to find the man who fired the bullet that killed the little girl.

An outpouring of sympathy followed Nicole’s death on Wednesday, with the office of President Aquino, himself a keen sports shooter, issuing a statement condemning her “senseless death.”

Presidential spokesperson Edwin Lacierda told reporters Thursday that the Philippine National Police had been ordered to identify and locate the man who fired that shot and caused the death of Nicole.

Lacierda said investigators had recovered empty bullet cases in the Caloocan City area where Nicole’s family lived.

“We’re in the process of identifying who owned the gun that killed Stephanie Nicole,” Lacierda said.

50 meters away

Nicole was watching fireworks with her family outside their house on New Year’s Eve when a bullet, apparently fired from celebratory gunfire, struck her in the head.

She died at East Avenue Medical Center in Quezon City on Wednesday afternoon after fighting for her life for two days.

Police said Thursday the bullet that killed Nicole was fired from a gun just 50 meters from where she stood.

Chief Insp. Joseph Palmero, chief of the PNP Crime Laboratory’s medicolegal division, said Nicole’s wound indicated that the gun was fired in the air, possibly at an angle of 90 degrees.

“But we have to coordinate with the police investigators to determine the position of the victim’s body when she fell unconscious,” Palmero said.

“We need to check where she was facing to determine where the bullet could have come from,” he said.

Palmero said the bullet hit Nicole on the top of her head, slicing through the left side of her brain and coming to rest just beneath the skin of her left cheek.

It was a thorough hit that Palmero described as “very fatal.”

Sobering tragedy

“This tragedy is a sobering reminder of how a reprehensible act from a thoughtless individual can rob our people, particularly our children, of their futures,” Lacierda said.

“For such a promising life to be lost in such a senseless way puts the burden on all of us to make certain that this tragedy is not repeated,” he added.

Lacierda said the government would launch a fresh campaign against loose firearms.

Nicole was the second young victim to die from gunfire on New Year’s Eve.

In Mandaluyong City, 4-year-old Ranjilo Nemer died from a spray of buckshots fired from a homemade shotgun.

The shotgun wielder, Emmanuel Janabon, did not try to escape. He surrendered when police arrived to arrest him.

Janabon said he had been drinking and was out to avenge himself on someone who had beaten him up. He said he accidentally tamped the shotgun, firing the shell.

Four buckshots struck the boy in the head and body. He died within minutes of arrival at Mandaluyong City Medical Center.

Police said they would bring criminal charges against Janabon.

Tighter gun control

Vice President Jejomar Binay called for tighter gun control while Sen. Manuel “Lito” Lapid urged the revival of a year-old proposal that would penalize people who indiscriminately fire guns.

Binay issued a statement decrying the lack of enforcement of the country’s gun laws.

“We have enough laws to penalize but the problem has always been in the enforcement of the laws, especially those on loose firearms,” Binay said. “That is the challenge of the [Philippine National Police] and other law enforcement agencies.”

Binay said Nicole’s death should not be allowed to become just another statistic.

“The law must be enforced to the letter,” he said.

According to Lapid, a former action movie hero, current gun laws do not penalize shooting a firearm without a human target.

The Revised Penal Code, he said, prescribes a minimum penalty of six months in prison for illegal firearms discharge.

Celebratory gunfire is a form of illegal firearms discharge but is not described in the Revised Penal Code.

Lapid said his proposal, filed on Jan. 31 last year, would amend the Revised Penal Code to penalize discharging firearms without lawful authority, which would include celebratory gunfire.

The penalty would be six years’ imprisonment. If the shooter is a law enforcer, the penalty is 12 years to 20 years in prison. If somebody is hit and dies, the penalty would be life imprisonment.

“If my proposal is enacted, gun owners would think hard before discharging their firearms in the air because they would face a long time in prison,” Lapid said.

Irresponsible gun owners take advantage of the noise of fireworks on New Year’s Eve to discharge their firearms.

New firecracker law

But the death of Nicole could lead to legislation that would curb, if not completely prohibit, the use of firecrackers on New Year’s Eve.

Sen. Gregorio Honasan, chairman of the public order committee, said Thursday that he would call a public hearing that would look into legislation and local ordinances involving firecracker use and regulation.

Firecracker injuries during the Christmas and New Year holidays had reached 789 as of Thursday, according to the Department of Health.

PNP Director General Alan Purisima condoled with Nicole’s family yesterday and promised to personally monitor developments in the search for the man who fired the bullet that killed the girl.

Purisima also asked the public to help the police identify the people behind the celebratory gunfire that injured other people and killed Nicole.

“Let us now turn Nicole’s death to encourage the public to join us in the pursuit of the perpetrators… and ensure safe and peaceful celebrations in the future. This will be our collective tribute to her,” Purisima said.

He said people who want to provide information may text the PNP hotline 117 and 0917-8475757.

Two cops, one soldier

Purisima said two policemen and a soldier were among the 18 people who were arrested for discharging firearms on Dec. 16.

“These two policemen may be dismissed from the service as they now face the precharge evaluation. We are now finishing the summary hearing and we will come up with the decision soon,” he said. With reports from Cathy Yamsuan, TJ Burgonio, Tarra Quismundo and AFP

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  • filipinaskoh

    Dapat lahat ng nagpaputok ay kasuhan, kahit na hindi sila ang nakatama. It just happened their bullets didn’t land in any person’s body, but that does not mean they are not guilty. What if their bullets land to someone else, then that is the only time they will be charged with murder? The person who fired and hit Nicole is just same as they are- it just happened that his bullet hit her in the head that causes her death.

    • batangpaslit

      agree….lahat nang nagpa putok must be held accountable.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/H4INAGLB7BOCJ4EVP3ZWJQRQ74 itsumo

      Hello nasa Pinas ka yata. hindi lahat ay makukulong. May mga nakasaad sa lahat ng batas kung may kapit ka sa pulitika o pulis pwede kang makalusot. hahaha… 

      Tila yatang walang patutunguhan ang ating mga batas. lalong lalo na siguro pag si BINAY ang maging presidente, VP palang di na marunong mag respeto sa batas.

  • batangpaslit

    offer ample monetary reward that leds to the identification and arrest of the culprit. tingnan natin kung hindi mabulgar
    if the evaluation is correct that the firearm was shot within 50 meters, then, draw up a 100 meter radius and inspect every household.
    baka naman ibang baril ang ginamit sa pag paputok, at ang licensed Cal .45 Pistol ang na submit sa ballistic tests

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_OJWHBJLMWPTRUOZMN6JOMHLO2A Banana Na

    maski legal ang baril niya ay talagang malaking parusa yan dapat, a former PSG soldier ka pa naman wala kang diciplina maski ang utos ng PNP ay di mo ma-sunod-sunod , malay ng tao baka may ibang baril ka pa na illegal na di naka-registered…tingnan natin, kung ano ang magagawa ng government at military o police sa kanya…loko naman talaga ang reasoning niya, may napapatay ng tao dahil sa kayabangan ninyo…

  • rouelcalzita

    Encourage gun owners to register their guns, so that it’s easily traceable to tracked and conduct a ballistic test.  

  • $14170612

    this tragedy stir every Filipinos  heart and mind  when a gleeful child waited patiently for another year of her life,bud sad to say she did not able to see the dawn of the coming year.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/XWH5SD6XPM3XKND6PJQQ32ZRAU Mabuhay

    malaki sana ang maitutulong ng media jan sa gun handling  man lang…TV at radyo..dapat may commercial cla na pinapalabas araw araw na kapag di mapigilan ang pagpapaputok ng baril just for fun dapat ay sa lupa nakatutok ito at hindi sa itaas o sa hangin…..dapat may public service cla na ganyan dahil marami talagang bobo at pasaway na gun owners sa RP….then maglabas ng batas na magpapataw ng 8 yrs man lang na imprisonment sa mga magpapaputok ng baril sa dec 24 and 25 at december 31 at jan 1….licensed man o hindi…..

    • WeAry_Bat

       Ricochet.

  • fromuniversityofthephilippines

             The Inquirer uses the term “person in
    interest” in its head.  The headline-writer is very
    up-to-date: He/she must have thought “Hmm, the lead says ‘almost tagged a
    suspect’; but we cannot use ‘near-suspect’, or ‘almost suspect’, or ‘ex-future
    suspect’…”

          “Person in interest”– the U.S. police uses this to refer to those who are/ were included in the investigation but
    not officially considered a suspect; and American news agencies also use this,
    quoting law-enforcement agencies, to protect themselves from any suit (the word
    “suspect” has derogatory connotation.) The term has found itself in certain
    U.S. criminal statutes:  “Person in interest shall mean the
    person who is the primary subject of a criminal justice record”.

        Although… I think this is still journalese
    or legalese or policelese/ coplese, so some journalists put it in quotes, in
    the same way as “LPA” or “low pressure area” is weatherlese… Now, how to
    translate that to Filipino… “taong may interes”? “taong pinag-iinteresan”, “taong
    kamuntik nang pagsuspetsahan”, “taong pwede pang pagsuspetsahan”?… take your
    pick.:) from marichulambino.wordpress.com
     

     

     

  • Mamang Pulis

    ex – military [

    opisyal ng baranggay

    naka inom

    yumabang

    napag katuwaan

    yun mga lehitimong responsableng  gun owners, nagkukulong sa loob ng bahay ….ayaw masabit sa gulo.basta ba na wag  guguluhin sa bakuran nya.

    ayan –sisihin pati yun nanahimik

  • el_latigo

    Though ballistic tests show that the bullet that snuffed out the life of this intelligent and beautiful child, Nicole Ella, her family’s pride and a child with a bright future, did not not come from Agos’ gun, a barangay official at that who should know better and should be setting a good example, admitted firing his gun and together with some of his friends even on New Year’s eve only shows how hugely irresponsible this guy is. He should be yanked  out of his job and clamped up in jail for the rest of his wretched life. There oughta be a stronger law against indiscriminate firing of guns during merrymaking, i.e., not only during Christmas and New Year’s Eves slapped on these pa-macho SOBs and the corresponding sanction should be at least 10 years or more in jail without the possibility of a pardon. That should teach every misguided braggart to point and fire his gun at himself instead.

  • Ommm

    What goes up must come down and this bullet may have been fired from a great distance away. Certainly it wasn’t intentional but now anybody who fired from even miles away must live with the truth it could have been them.

    Revising the penal code to include  celebratory gunfire sounds like a great idea. New Years is a time we should enjoy, not run and hide or have to wear body armor….

  • fromuniversityofthephilippines

             The Inquirer uses the term “person in
    interest” in its head.  The headline-writer is very
    up-to-date: He/she must have thought “Hmm, the lead says ‘almost tagged a
    suspect’; but we cannot use ‘near-suspect’, or ‘almost suspect’, or ‘ex-future
    suspect’…”

          “Person in interest” is what U.S. police
    officers use to refer to those who are/ were included in the investigation but
    not officially considered a suspect; and it’s what American news agencies also
    use, quoting law-enforcement agencies, to protect themselves from any suit (the
    word “suspect” has derogatory connotation.) The term has found itself in
    certain U.S. criminal statutes:  “Person in interest shall mean the
    person who is the primary subject of a criminal justice record”.

        Although… I think this is still journalese
    or legalese or policelese/ coplese, so some journalists put it in quotes, in
    the same way as “LPA” or “low pressure area” is weatherlese… Now, how to
    translate that to Filipino… “taong may interes”? “taong pinag-iinteresan”,
    “taong kamuntik nang pagsuspetsahan”, “taong pwede pang pagsuspetsahan”?…
    take your pick.

     

     

    • tukmoldinako

      the center of a LPA is called an eye where the barometric pressure results to the lowest, outside the eye is a revolving strong wind combined with rain thats what we call a thyphoon.” Taong sangkot” lol.

  • Loggnat

    Make it illegal to discharge a firearm inside the city boundary and/or densely populated area. Period.

  • regie

    Si Lito Lapid napaka sensible ng mga proposal mo sir. kahit di ka nakatapos ng pagaaral among the senators ikaw yung isa sa mga me pakinabang . parang si Sen.trillanes. yung iba ngang senator dyan lawyer pero kita niyo naman ang ginagawang batas….ang palayain ang mga criminal dahil bata….senator lapid mabuhay ka. ituloy niyo po yan napakagandang batas po niyan kung matutuloy yan….

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    TO :   CALOOCAN  CITY  MAYOR  ENRICO ECHIVERRI   AND  PNP : 

    MGA SIRS,  IMBESTIGAHAN NYONG  MABUTI  YANG  SI  JUAN AGOS  DATING  SUNDALO  AT  SUSPECT  SA  PAGKAMATAY  NI  STEPHANIE.  POSIBLENG  MERON  PA  SIYANG  IBANG  .45  CAL  NA  BARIL  NA  HINDI  LISENSYADO  NA  PINAPUTOK  DIN  NOONG  BAGONG  TAON.  YANG  LISENSYADONG  BARIL NYA  LANG ANG  ISINURENDER  NYA. DAPAT  MAG -APPLY  NG  SEARCH   WARRANT  PARA  HANAPIN  ANG  NAKAPATAY  NA BARIL  SA  BUONG  KABAHAYAN   NI JUAN AGOS. . . HWAG TITIGIL SA PAGHAHANAP. . . MAKIKITA RIN YANG BARIL NA YAN

    • wawa2172

       Agos may have surrendered a different gun. The news report stated that Agos and friends fired guns during the new years revelry. Maaring may baril pang iba na nakatago sa bahay ni Agos but being a former military man maaring naitapon na ang baril sa ilog pasig. Well, I guess the neighbors of Agos should not protect him but rather tell the truth. Pero kung wala talagang kasalanan si Agos then so be it. Nicole’s case will be one of those unsolved new year death due to indiscriminate firing of guns. Rest in peace little angel.

  • rizalista

    Lumalabas sa istoryang ito ang isang napakasamang ugali ng Pinoy: ang KAYABANGAN. I’m so sick of this.

    A gun is JUST A TOOL. Like any other tool, you don’t bring it out and use it unless it is for its intended purpose, which is to defend your or someone else’s life and property. You should control the gun; the gun shouldn’t control you.

    If you bring it out or fire it to brag,
    If you bring it out or fire it to intimidate,
    If you bring it out or fire it to compensate for a small ego/ small peni5s,

    YOU DON’T DESERVE TO BE A GUN-HOLDER. You deserve to be in jail.

    RIP Nicole and may the police search these persons-of-interest’s houses because they may be hiding other guns and gun barrels that would match the bullet that killed her.

    • Don Dee

      Exactly! Sinurrender lang yung “inosenteng” baril habang tago tago yung “guilty” na baril. Magician’s trick. Charge this guy for the indiscriminate firing of his pistol (he admitted to doing this) if he can not be charged with homicide (for now). Meron bang lisensya baril? Isa pang kaso yan kung wala. 

    • ToolsDLLs

      rizalista…i agree with you but if i may suggest, don’t just jail them, they should be 6 feet below the ground and make them useful for farmers. or feed them to Lolong.

  • Guest

    another setback from the ranks of the PNP, they need a top of the line tool to verify which is which gun or bullet from where it came from. or shall we say another budget more to buy that kind of machine?  Stephanie nicole is dead. the bereaved family is awaiting for the JUSTICE.

  • caloyski65

    STUPIDITY KILLS……

    • ever green

      I think this time around it not Stupidity that kills, its the arrogance of those irresponsible gun owners.

  • arao_liwanag

    Takipan. Kabaro kasi. Lolokohin pa ang bayan.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/G2UFL7BAIFFUU6TIW4FFAPTVV4 Ghost

    Does it still matter from which particular gun does the bullet that killed nicole come from?

    ALL THOSE WHO FIRED THEIR GUNS INDISCRIMINATELY LAST NEW YEAR’S EVE SHOULD BE PUNISHED FOR NICOLE’S DEATH. THE TRUTH IS THAT EVERYONE OF THEM IS AS GUILTY AS THE REAL OWNER OF THE FATAL BULLET AND HAS COMMITTED THE SAME CRIME OF BEING MAYABANG.

    THE OFFENSE IS FIRING GUNS INDISCRIMINATELY WHICH IS FAR WORSE THAN OWNING AN UNAUTHORIZED GUN.

    Whew, ok, some people have already admitted firing guns indiscriminately. A child dies as a result of one ligaw na bullet. But most will be acquitted because of the defense that: “the fatal bullet is not mine”.

    I bet that this incident will happen again.

    .

    • Don Dee

      At the very least, charge this “person of interest” for indiscriminate firing of his gun. I suspect, it was their group who fired the fatal shot (they admitted to firing gun/s this new year’s) but submitted the “innocent” pistol while hiding the “guilty” pistol, to throw the investigators off their tracks. It is common tactic to plea guilty to the lesser crime. This being the case, let him suffer the maximum penalty of the lesser offense. Meron bang lisensya baril nya? That would be another case. Throw the book at this guy. 

  • Jerry_SeinfeId

    If only to satisfy your thirst to fire a gun, why shoot up when you can point your gun to the ground and shoot all you can. So senseless.

    • WeAry_Bat

       Ricochet.

  • boypalaban

    ex military pala ha?
    opisyal pa ng baranggay….
    galing ni mokong….
    parang gusto ko hamunin ng putukan…pili siya ng kalibre o klase ng baril….anytime….

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_UWISP2YXGDQ7K2SIX2GI37B2EI Darwin

      yung mga kagaya mo rin dapat  kinukulong. may baril lang, nagyayabang na. bakit di ka maghamon ng boksing? malamang kasi hindi ka uubra.

      • boypalaban

        bakit hindi mo langhapin ang baho ng utot ng panginoon mong yan na dating militar?
        ikaw na lang magboksing…boksingin mo ang hangin…

  • noguile

    kayabangan. akala mo pag di ka umamin sa kasalanan ligtas ka na? kahit mayabang ka, kahit pakiramdam mo wala kang konsensya o walang takot sa Dios,kakainin ka ng konsensya mo sa bawat hininga mo. magkakasakit ka ng di mo alam kung bakit. matatakot ka ng di mo alam kung bakit. yan ang karma. kung di sa yo sa mga mahal mo. sumuko ka na para matahimk at pagbayaran nang tama ang kasalanan.

  • virgoyap

    After the whole nation was concerned about Nicole Ella’s senseless death, why is their Barangay Chairman silent about it? He seems to be not aware of it. It seems that the sad incident doesn’t matter to him. Why?  Where are you Mr. Chairman?

  • antdr111

    I agree completely with the statement of Ghost.  All who fired their guns indiscriminately  are COLLECTIVELY GUILTY of the death(s) and those wounded  by celebratory firing. They should be made aware that this type of firing is as good as deliberately killing anyone who  unfortunately becomes a target of their arrogance , their stupidity and lack of conscience and mercy.

  • virgoyap

    Being an ex-military man is Juan Agos having only ONE firearm? Maybe this is another thing to think about.

  • noguile

    tama nga yung mga suggestion ni antdr111 and ghost.  sinadya nila na mag inuman, malasing, magudyukan, magpayabangan at magpaputok isa isa kahit sila’y lasing at kahit bawal. sila collectively  sa mga aksyon nila ang nagcause ng death ng bata. kung magaling ang abogado dapat pinakamababa na ang manslaughter para sa kanilang lahat.

  • CebuAnoNoyPi

    is Agos already removed from the list of suspect? is it possible that Agos or his drinking buddies fired “the gun” that killed the poor girl but presented another unit so that he could be off the hook?

  • Ping Gonzales

    KAHIT BA FIRING UP IN THE AIR SIGURADO KA BA KUNG SAAN BABAGSAK ANG SLUG NITO , GALING SA MILITARY SERVICE WALANG NATUTUHAN ANG GAGONG ITO I EXAMPLE NGA ANG KUMAG NA ITO TUTAL AMINADO NAMAN NAG PAPUTOK SILA AT 4 KA SAMAHAN NIYA NG BARIL

    • Magsasaka

      sa malamang lashing ang mga hinayupak na iyon at maaring iba ang baril na pinaputok hindi iyong isinuko nya.

      • tukmoldinako

        ikaw na ang galing sa military at hindi marunong gumawa ng paraan, hahahahaha

      • Magsasaka

        hehehe common sense bro, di ba

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Butasan din ang ulo ng lahat ng nag paputok ng baril. Para malaman Kung gaano talaga katigas ang ulo nila.

  • Magsasaka

    pambihira yong mga opisyal ng paaralan tinuruan magprotesta ang mga bata para namang totoo gagawin ng mga bata iyan kung sila sila lang, bakit hindi na lang ang mga magulang ng mga bata ang humawak ng placard, onli in da pilipins.

    sabi nga ng iba magagaling na mathematician lang ang kailangan siguradong matutukoy kung saan nagmula ang bala. 
    pero kung ang focus nila ay registered firearms sa malamang hindi nila mahuhuli ang nagpaputok dahil natukoy na sana nila ang signature ng bala base sa talaan ng mga registered firearms.
    when an !diot investigates the outcome is !diotic.

  • CmdrAdobo

    These kids are still young to protest. I think this is a publicity.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZO2FOBJ2P77CDRXLAQZJ6ZRCB4 Cynthia

      Yes it looks like it is only a publicity, the kids in front are even smiling.  A proper photo should have been taken, one that the kids would appear to be angry for the loss of life!

  • symonwho

    There are many firearms without ballistic records with the PNP and it would be difficult to identify the culprits using these. The law should have substantal reward for citizens reporting in confidence illegal discharge of firearms.

    • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

      Agreed.

      And one could also purchase new barrels which are not listed in the ballistic records of the PNP.

      Continuous scouring the barrel with certain types of tube brushes can change (as well as destroy) barrel rifling characteristics.

      • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

        You don’t need tube brushes. Just run a screw driver along the barrel in sufficient force as to create a dent, and walla, your gun suddenly becomes a different one.

      • http://www.dafk.net/what/ Kilabot ng mga Balahibo

        True. pero make enough scratches. (as in 360 round the circumference of the barrel) Micro comparison can disregard new riflings, and just use old rifling with that on FED records.

        If possible totally remove old rifling, rather than just producing new ones.

      • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

        Yeah. I think that’s a better idea to be on the safe side. Forensic experts can cast an impression of the barrel and they will be able to determine whether the grooves have been altered or not.

      • ohpuleeze

        It’s Voila not walla

  • WeAry_Bat

    Bring out the bomb-sniffing dogs.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_LHTWUXKL5GQ66NGG73Z6EIMYZI june

    something really sucks in the way the caloocan police conducted its investigation – and eventual absolution –  against juan agos without the benefit of a more thorough forensic undertaking.  in the first place, this agos confessed of having fired his gun (an utterly criminal and irresponsible act in itself) on new years eve, although i have this lingering doubt if the gun he surrendered was the real gun he used at that time.  this is really the height of stupidity.  and may i ask the echiverri dynasty to stop squeezing political points from this tragic incident, you are sooo shameless

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H47CPJUE4QYKFUCKSUXK3LNBGI Allan

    agos and company were the only ones firing guns. the gun surrendered might not be the one used during the revelry.

  • jeetkaido

    Baka naman nararamdaman na ni Juan Agos na malapit na syang mabuking kaya inunahan nya ng mag-surrender kuno at ibang baril ang ipinakita. Sigurado may illegal na baril yang ogags na yan.

  • Horst Manure

    What hope is there when ex military don’t know gun rules and laws????

  • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

    The way the children throw a revolutionary fist somehow appears irritating because they might feel grief for the death of their classmate but to a point that they seem to elevate it to a political level by themselves, which clearly they do not understand, only tells us that their teachers would do anything to be something. For the love of god! Some of them obviously do not have the slightest idea of what they are doing. I hate KSP.

    • ohpuleeze

      These kids should be angry. Their teachers should be angry. Every decent person should be angry about this senseless death. So I don’t get what the hell you’re getting pissy about

      Is your horrible English intentional? And I’m not referring to the phrase attached to your made up name. You’re obviously struggling to express yourself. So may I suggest you keep your sentences simple. Or just quit making stupid posts all together.

    • http://www.facebook.com/norman.tuliao Norman Tuliao

      do you have kids? if you do, shut your f-mouth!

      • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

        Do you have kids? So go and fùck them you stupid motherfùcker.

    • Diepor

      Revolutionary fist? It’s that why they pump their fist in rock conserts ? Or at an soccer match? You see things that are not there and your conclusion is idiotic.

      • Jesse_Bruce_Pinkman

        There are even words that are spelled exactly the same but mean differently in different instances.

        Not because you saw a fist doesn’t mean it is the same in all situations.

        Use your head man.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Bawal na nga magpaputok diba? Mga utak criminal to. Malulutas pa ba yan ng stricter gun control? Hay ang tahimik daw sa Davao noong bagong taon.

    Bayag ang kailangan. Hindi bagong batas.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_WYAZBOJYIUCRLWTYJBORBVTTOI boyfarmer

       December 25 at January 1, Walang nagpapaputok ng baril dito sa Davao, matagal nang ipinagbawal ni Mayor Duterte ang indiscriminate firing of guns..

  • naki lima

    Dapat pgnagpapautok kau ng baril itutuk nyo na sa bibig or sa ulo nyo para hindi kau nakakaperwisyo dapat sa inyo balatan ng buhay at ipakain sa langgam!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    NAKASUHAN  NA  PALA  ITONG  JUAN AGOS  NA  ITO ! NAKAKAHIYA  KA  AGOS ! BULOK KA  TALAGA !  DAPAT  TANGGALIN  NA  RIN  ITONG  SI  AGOS  SA  PAGIGING  OPISYAL  NG  BARANGAY !!  YOU  ARE  A  DISGRACE  TO  THE  LOCAL  GOVT !

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DTXTBDKUOHBYZNF2FQGVWXLXRU Miguel

    Utang na loob kung gusto ninyong mag yabang at mag paputok ng baril itutok nyo pa ibaba at huwag paitaas dahil kung sa taas ninyo iputok mga baril ninyo may chance na tamaan inosenteng tao. Maawa kayo sa mga taong walang kamalay malay dahilan lang ng pag mamayabang ninyo. Use your brain naman po kabayan!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/VS5EYSP4FPOTVQCJZ24NRE6Z2M Edgardo Mendoza

    DAPAT ITUTOK NILA SA ULO NILA NADADAMAY MUNTING ANGHEL!! HAYOP KA MAKUKULONG KARIN KUNG SINO KA MAN!!

  • Track Wander

    ….and the killing of Nicole Ella was the interest of some politician. Media mileage?

  • catmanjohn

    The tragic and senseless death of Stephanie Ella exposes the cancer that grips Philippine society, especially among the men. The barangay justice and his friends, who should know the law better, admitted to firing a gun, at what time the article does not say, but such stupidity and disregard for law is endemic in the Philippines. Five drunkards, trying to outdrink each other on Tanduays, as signs of manhood, like  obsessing over their c0ck fights, and squandering their money on jueteng, reflects their misguided notions of what being a better man is, something which the Marcos and subsequent leadership’s corrupt behaviors has afflicted this culture with, for too long. The sins of our brothers has taken a precious angel away from us, and may she rest in peace in Heaven, amen.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/OGNBATQP6PD7MV7P6GPSPW7PSQ Tommy

    Juan Agos is not an ex-soldier.   Reservist lang ang taong yan at hindi sya na-admit as a Regular  soldier under Army, Navy or Airforce.  

    Lahat ng nag-undergo ng ROTC ay reservist at pwedeng maging regular soldier in times of war.  In case of Aguas and company nag-undergo lang sila ng training sa Army Reserve Command program or ARESCOM every Saturdays or Sundays pero hindi nasabak ang mga iyan sa actual combat operations at kailanman ay hindi tumatanggap ng pribilehiyo katulad ng isang regular soldier.Karamihan sa mga Arescom (Reservist) ay mga may edad na ay nagbo-volunteer as Bantay-Bayan o Barangay Tanod.

  • poltergeist_fuhrer

    TOTAL GUN BAN!!

    a test of political will of the president who is a gun enthusiast

    • boypalaban

      and condom enthusiast…

      • poltergeist_fuhrer

        sex enthusiast pa

  • ConstructiveMediaCritics

    PROMOTIONS OF FAIR INVESTIGATIONS AND SANCTIONS AGAINST THE ABUSERS OR CRIMINALS RESPONSIBLE FOR THE VICTIMS LIFE….

    THE IRRESPONSIBLE CRIMINALS MUST BE CHARGED OF HOMICIDE TO MURDER AND NOT JUST A RECKLESS IMPRUDENCE ON HIS INDISCRIMINATE FIRING AS STATED INVESTIGATIONS RESULTS BY THE PNP, IT IS UNFAIR THE SUSPECTS IS USING GUNS IN KILLING THE YOUR GIRL AND HE MUST BE RESPONSIBLE OF HOMICIDE TO MURDER USING THE GUN FOR KILLING A PERSON IN INTENTIONAL OR NOT……

    UNINTENTIONAL USING GUN IN KILLING ANY PERSON MUST BE CHARGED OF DIRECTLY HOMICIDE AND NOT JUST RECKLESS IMPRUDENCE RESULTING TO HOMICIDE WHICH IS GUN IS NATURALLY A KILLING MACHINE AND MUST BE LICENSE TO USE….THERE MUST BE  NO RECKLESSNESS CASE FOR GUN IRRESPONSIBILITY BUT AUTOMATICALLY HOMICIDE IF IT KILLS UNINTENTIONAL JUST LIKE A PERSON KILLS IN UNINTENTIONAL IN A QUARREL OR ANY GROUND FOR UNINTENTIONAL IN HOMICIDE ….

    WE HOPE THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT SECRETARY LEILA DE LIMA FILE A HOMIICIDE CASE AGAINST THE SUSPECTS OR INVESTIGATE DEEPLY IF IT IS INTENTIONAL SO THE SUSPECTS MUST FILE OF MURDER…. THE SUSPECTS MAYBE NOT JUST INDISCRIMINATE FIRING BUT TARGETING LEVEL O NAMARIL NG TAO YUNG SUSPECT,  WHICH INDISCRIMINATE FIRING IT MUST BE IN UPPER FIRING OR IN THE AIR OR BELOW THE GROUND BUT IF IT IS HIT THE HEAD IT IS TARGETING THE LEVEL AND IT IS INTENTIONAL…NANGHARABAS MARAHIL YUNG SUSPECT NG KABAHAYAN IN LEVEL GUN FIRING HINDI TATAMAAN YUNG BATA KUNG ANG INDISCRIMINATE FIRING AY PATAAS O PABABA……TINARGET NYA YUNG BATA SIGURADO O KUNG SINO MAN DUON SA MALAPIT SA KANYA, NAMARIL NG TAO YUNG SUSPECT IN LEVEL POINT SA PUBLIC PLACE KUNG KABAHAYAN NAKAPWESTO YANG BATA KAHIT ANONG ANGGULO INTENTIONAL YAN AT AUTOMATIC HOMICIDE TO MURDER YAN…….AT KAHIT KUNG NABAGSAKAN MAN NG BALA YUNG BATA AS STATED INDISCRIMINATE FIRING AY DAPAT HOMICIDE PA DIN ANG KASO AT HINDI RECKLESS IMPRUDENCE LANG SAPAGKAT BARIL YANG GINAMIT AT KAHIT SIGURO BATO LANG ANG IBATO MO PATAAS AT MAY TINAMAAN KA SA PAGBAGSAK NITO AT NAPATAY MO AY HOMICIDE YAN, HINDI FIRECRACKERS YANG GINAMIT NA NAKADISGRASYA NA INTINDIDO NUNG BAGING TAON SUBALIT BARIL YUNG GINAMIT AT MATINDI PA SA BATO YAN…….

    SANAY LUMABAS ANG TRUE FACTS OF INVESTIGATIONS NG MAKASUHAN NG MABIGAT YUNG SUSPECT, UNFAIR YAN SA GINAWA NYA SA BUHAY NUNG BATA AT BARIL YANG GINAMIT……..
     
    PROTECT AND PROMOTE HUMAN RIGHTS….

    GOD LIGTHS US….

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