CAMP BGEN OSCAR M FLORENDO – Eight trigger-happy suspects of indiscriminate firing that became viral on social media face rap after the police filed a case against them in a municipal circuit trial court in Narvacan, Ilocos Sur on January 5.
Police Chief Superintendent Roman A. Felix, Regional Director of Police Regional Office 1 (PRO1), said an alarm and scandal case docketed under Criminal Case #5340 was filed against Cezar L. Funtanilla, Mark R-Jay Cabana, Jumar Cabreros, Ian Cristopher Calixterio, Russel Funtanilla, Philip Andrew Funtanilla, Geronimo Gomez and Mark Cachola, all residents of Barangay San Antonio in Narvacan town.
Investigation revealed that the suspects allegedly fired their guns during the New Year’s revelry as evidenced by the videos and photos they uploaded on their Facebook accounts.
The Narvacan police is determining the ownership of the firearms used and requested license verification at Firearms and Explosive Office in Camp Crame to find out if the suspects are holders of any registered firearms.
Meanwhile, PCSupt. Felix encouraged the community to cooperate with the police and report the violators to include those with suspected loose firearms.
“We urge the public to report their neighbors who have fired their guns indiscriminately during the past yuletide seasons so that we can take appropriate action against them, Felix added as he assured that the identities of the informants will be kept with utmost secrecy.#