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Militants face charges for ‘mauling’ cop

Authorities have threatened to file criminal charges against leaders of cause-oriented groups who supposedly mauled and robbed a police officer while maintaining peace and order during an “illegal” demonstration at the Commission on Human Rights compound in Barangay UP-Diliman, Quezon City.

Brig. Gen. Ronnie Montejo, Quezon City Police District chief, said he has ordered the Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit to sue Bryan Gonzales, allegedly a Karapatan leader from Maaralin Street, UP-Diliman; Kara Levina Taggaoa, a League of Filipino Student leader, also from UP-Diliman; Larry Balbuena, a Pasada-Piston leader from 63 Narra St, Project.3, and other leaders from Bayan Muna, Anakpawis, Sanka, Lumad, Save our School Network and Kabataan party-list.

“They were responsible for robbing and mauling Chief Master Sgt. Feliciano Evangelio, 46, from the District Special Operations Unit in Camp Karingal,” he said in a statement.

Last Sunday at about 10:30 a.m., July 11, about 150 protesters belonging to various cause-oriented groups staged a protest rally at the CHR compound. 

Evangelio, along with five other policemen, was tasked to respond to the area for peace-keeping and monitoring, but was approached by several demonstrators, who grabbed, dragged and beat him up. 

Topics: Commission on Human Rights , Ronnie Montejo , Criminal Investigation and Detection Unit , Bryan Gonzales , Feliciano Evangelio
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