MANILA, Philippines—The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has filed charges against 12 policemen and 4 agents of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA) involved in the misencounter in Quezon City.
The “misencounter” occurred on February 24 near a fast-food restaurant along Commonwealth Avenue, Quezon City which resulted in the deaths of two policeman, a PDEA agent and an informant.
Based on the investigation conducted, the NBI recommended the prosecution PDEA agents Khee Maricar Pornobi Rodas, Jelou Juanitez Santiniaman, and Jeffrey Panhon Baguidudol for homicide over the death of Quezon City Police Department member PCPL Eric Elvin Garado.
PDEA agent Romeo Asuncion and Quezon City Police District-District Special Operating Unit (QCPD-DSOU) member PCPL Alvin Borja were recommended to be criminally charged for the deaths of policeman Lauro De Guzman and PDEA agent Rankin B. Gano, respectively.
Recommendation for prosecution was also given to Santiniaman and eight other policemen identified as Borja, PLT Ronnie Ereno, PCPL Marlon Masiclat, PCPL Ronilo Prepose, PCPL Jason Coranez, PCPL Aries Curit, PCPL Marco Tapanan, PCPL James Dasalla for attempted homicide.
PMAJ Sandie D. Caparroso, PCPL Raul Christian Zacarias Gandeza, PLT Honey Besas were also accused of direct assault with physical injuries, direct assault with less serious physical injuries, and direct assault. Caparroso was also charged with robbery and conniving or consenting to evasion.
Meanwhile, PCPL Christopher Alvarez Besas and Erena were named Caparroso’s co-respondents in the allegation of having committed conniving or consenting to evasion.