Ex-soldier, 3 others cleared in Ella killing face illegal discharge raps

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MANILA, Philippines — While the former soldier and his three companions were cleared for the death of seven-year old Stephanie Nicole Ella, the Caloocan City Police on Friday will file a criminal case against them for illegal discharge of firearm.

Deputy Chief for Operations Jack Candelario, in an interview over Radyo Inquirer 990AM, said Juan Agos, now a barangay (village) official, Arcadio Gulmatico, 40, Feliciano Cercano, 43 and Eddie Magtuba, 42 will be facing a case for illegal discharge of firearms.

Candelario said the four surrendered and admitted that they took turns firing the gun owned by Agos in a downward direction. Last night, the four have been subjected to a paraffin test.

“Ayon sa salaysay ni Agos at nung tatlo, yung baril ni Agos ang ginamit nila, pinagpasa pasahan nila. Pero sinabi nila na pinutok nila ito ng downward,” Candelario said.

They were cleared after ballistic examination showed that the slug recovered from the victim did not match that of the firearm of Agos. Tetch Torres

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  • http://profile.yahoo.com/K2X3XW7M2XERZPMCS4C4Q2V4E4 Sean Vincent

    bakit di nila itutok sa ulo nila at dun nila paputukin.  mga ab_ormal!

  • ztefertilizerscam9

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    • Sugbuanon86

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      • ztefertilizerscam9

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4QAIR53YIPJLMPSQJZTOJIGBVI Jaz

    They were cleared after ballistic examination showed that the slug
    recovered from the victim did not match that of the firearm of Agos.
     -Yung nai surrender na baril, sige clear na. Eh pano kung may iba pang baril yan na hindi naka rehistro at yun talaga ang pinaputok ng mga yan at hindi yung baril na isinurender?

  • sondo1968

    barangay captain pa lang saksakan na ng yabang…..mayayabang lang talaga ang makakagawa na maglabas ng baril at may tapang na magpaputok…..pustahan tayo pag may nakaharap ito na mas mahaba ang dala sa .45 nila tatakbo ang mga  ito

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

    TO :   CALOOCAN  CITY  MAYOR  ENRICO ECHIVERRI   AND  PNP : 
    DAPAT   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.   PWEDENG  GAMITAN  NG  SNIFFING  DOGS   AT  METAL  DETECTOR  PARA  HANAPIN  ANG  ” KILLER  GUN “. . 

  • tukmoldinako

    sino ang maniniwala na pinagpasapasahan ang baril at tinutok sa ibaba, alamin kung anong buhay ang ginagawa ng mga iyan, discharge sa sevicio, intelligence pa, nagiinuman.

    tanong na nga lang kung bakit na discharge? mga angkan ng talamak yang mga iyan, magaling lumusot sa ano mang bagay.

  • batangsulpok

    Paano titino ang mga tao sa atin ay yun mismong Barangay opisyal tulad ni Agos ay siya pang pasimuno sa katarantaduhan, naturingang naging sundalo, parang walang natutunan sa serbisyo?

  • tabingbakod

    Sobrang siksikan na sa Metro kaya magpaputok ka ng baril kahit anong direction malamang may matatamaan ka.

    Ibig sabihin din niyon, mahirap magpaputok ng baril na walang nakakarinig o nakakakita. Dapat udyukin ng media ang mga tao na magsalita at isumbong ang mga nagpaputok ng baril noong bagong taon. Di man sila nakatama ng tao, iintayin pa ba natin sila makapatay bago sila pigilan.

    Nanawagan ako sa mga mambabatas gumawa ng batas para bigyan responsibilidad ang mga bumibili at nagbebenta ng paputok sa mga kapahamakan na dulot nito. Walang dahilan para ang mga bata ay maging biktima ng paputok. Bawal silang pagbentahan at pagahawakin ng paputok. Responsibilidad ng may-ari ng paputok kung may nasaktan na bata at may kaparusahan dapat kung nangyari ito. Kapag may di pumotok na labintador, responsibilidad ng nagpaputok na itabi ito. Bawal din dapat ang magpaputok kapag nakainom.

  • ToolsDLLs

    So, that’s how easy it is to do an investigation? The shoe doesn’t fit? And the PNP clears these people of interests? And that’s it? These people will not use their registered firearms, for they know it would be easy to find them. So they use the unregistered guns, and just don’t show it, perhaps, throw it away.

  • alienpatriot

    If you let people have guns they might just use them. That is just how it is. If it is easy to obtain firearms, all you achieve is a situation in which more people have the capacity to conduct killings, both intentional and accidental.
    If we wait until someone is killed before we take action, it is already too late. It is better to take preventative action. Let us consider the implications of Lito Lapid’s bill to jail everyone who discharges a firearm when they do not need to.
    1. How do we define reckless discharge? If someone says they were threatened by criminals they would not be regarded as reckless, right? Thus all someone guilty of reckless discharge needs to do is say that they had a valid reason for shooting in the air.
    2. The greater the penalty for shooting in the air, the greater the incentive to lie about it. If someone is arrested for doiung it, they will say to their wife “you need to give me an alibi or excuse or I will be jailed”. It will become harder to get evidence in incidents.
    3. The police will be called only when someone is hit by the bullet. Nobody is going to call the police unless someone is hurt.
    As I said, stop people having guns and you will stop them using them. Nothing else will work.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    ” the Caloocan City Police on Friday will file a criminal case against them for illegal discharge of firearm.”This approach is totally WRONG! Sinong mamamayan na may baril ang pwede mong ma-convince na isuko ang firearm kung makukulong din sila sa bandang huli.This is similar from “Jumping from frying pan into the fire!”My point is GOVERNMENT MUST DO SOMETHING BY HAVING A LAW CALLING TOTAL BAN AND SURRENDER OF ALL FIREARMS IN OUR NATION! Yun ang dapat.Mahirap ba yun na ipatupad?

    • AbuGok

      Mahirap yang gusto mong mangyari dennis.
      Tayong mga sumusunod sa batas, magsusurrender ng baril natin. Eh yung mga hindi sumusunod sa batas?
      Eh di lalo lang natin pinagbigyan ang mga masasamang loob dahil wala na tayong pang depensa sa sarili.

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

        I understand your point pero dadating din tayo sa puntos na sasabihin natin na “Sobra na ito!” Hindi naman pwedeng ganun.Isipin mo dre,ilang bata at inosenteng mamamayan ang pwedeng madamay until the end of 2013? That´s why doon sa ibang comment ko eh i always urging our government to do something instead of doing nothing?Dapat siguro i-urge ang mga kabataan na magsumbong like “Firearms for Food and Money”…Text lang nila kung sino ang mga taong may firearms sa bahay.May gantimpala ang sinumang makapagsusumbong! Prices like money can be claim through bank basta correct ang name,CP# ng nagsumbong and will remain confidential! Or prices like “Firearms for Ipad 4 or Educational grant” will be a reasonable deal. Para naman ito sa kabutihan ng mamamayan natin eh?

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IXFSEWJMCHJU7W7E7CODY7UBXI Bryan Roy

        mahirap yang gusto nyong mangyari, yung ibang owners ng firearms binili nila ang firearms nila para sa protection ng sarili at ng pamilya nila, kung isusurender lahat ng baril ng licensed owner pano naman yung mga loose firearms na ginagamit ng mga holdaper at saka mukang malaking pondo ang gagamitin ng gobyerno for price like that, 1.5 million ang licensed gun dito sa Pilipinas

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

    JAN LANG SA PALIGID YUNG NAG PAPUTOK NG BARIL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Just hoping that one of you guys will admit that you used another .45cal. and unlicensed.

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