TAIWANESE FISHERMAN SHOOTING

PCG says it will wait for NBI report

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MANILA, Philippines—The Philippine Coast Guard (PCG) will wait for the full and official report of the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) that recommended the filing of homicide charges against eight of its personnel for the fatal shooting of a Taiwanese fisherman before issuing any statement.

Cmdr. Armand Balilo, PCG spokesman, said Wednesday they will not yet make any comments with regards to the findings of the NBI.

The NBI recommended Wednesday that homicide charges be filed against the eight PCG personnel responsible for the fatal shooting of Taiwanese fisherman Hung Shih-cheng last May 9.

The NBI indicated in its findings that the incident happened within Philippine territorial waters and that the Taiwanese fishermen did not have firearms.

Four PCG officials would also be charged with obstruction of justice for the tampering of evidence, the NBI said.

When asked where the personnel and officials were, Balilo said “They are just here [in the PCG headquarters].”

Last May 9, Hung was killed after the PCG fired upon the ship he was on which had allegedly intruded into the Philippine waters.

His death caused outrage in Taiwan, which demanded an official apology from the Philippine government.

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8 PCG men face homicide charges

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  • Rejenal Pang

    wait …that’s a good one

    it has been 3 months

    • kanoy

      EXACTLY—JUST AS THEY TAMPERED WITH EVIDENCE THE LAST THING THESE ”POLICE OFFICERS OF THE SEA” ARE CONCERNED ABOUT IS JUSTICE–I AM NOT SPEAKING OF THE CREW I AM SPEAKING OF THE O.I.C. (OFFICERS IN CHARGE) FOR IT WAS ONLY UPON THEIR ORDERS THAT THE CREW OPENED FIRE–HAD THE OIC NOT GAVE THAT ORDER THERE WOULD NEVER HAVE BEEN A SHOT FIRED–THE MEN ARE TRAINED TO OBEY A DIRECT ORDER WITHOUT QUESTION–NOT TO THINK–THEY MAY YET CHARGE 1 OFFICER WITH DISCIPLINARY CHARGES BECAUSE HE FAILED TO SHOOT–CAUSING THE OIC TO TAKE AWAY HIS WEAPON AND FIRE IT HIMSELF

  • Rejenal Pang

    sound like the National Bureau of Investigation must have the approval from PCG before they can do something recommend is another good words

    what a third world country

    • kanoy

      DID YOU HEAR THEY ARE CHANGING THE PHILIPPINE NATIONAL ANTHEM TO—->

      Poor, poor pitiful me

      Poor, poor pitiful me

      The world won’t let me be

      Lord have mercy on me

      Woe is me

      • Laddy

        LOL

  • ManilaMan

    If only the fisherman killed was a mainland Chinese, it would have been worth it and no apologies will be required by Beijing. But this is Taiwan, which is supposedly an ally with the US so we must apologize.

    But an ally doesn not fish in Batanes waters, and not own or control this island west of Palawan called Itu Aba (Taiwan changed it to Taiping).

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