Eight leaders from militant groups Kilusang Magbubukid ng PIlipinas (KMP), Bagong Alyansang Makabayan (BAYAN), Gabriela, Anakbayan, and COURAGE are all facing criminal charges in connection with violence leading to severe injuries of two police officers of NCRPO during the president’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) last July 27.
The respondents are Antonio Flores, Secretary General of KMP) Mark Adrian Ng, Hermie Marasigan, Perla Ipong, and Renato Reyes, all from BAYAN; Arjie Manalo, Secretary General of Gabriela; Vencer CRISOSTOMO of Anakbayan; and Ferdinand GAITE of COURAGE.
“The eight respondents are charged for alleged violation of Batas Pambansa 880 (Public Assembly Act of 1985), Serious Illegal Detention (non-bailable), Assault Upon an Agent of Person in Authority, and Robbery, based on the complaints filed by victims Police Chief Inspector Antonio Ananayo Jr and Police Officer 1 Reden Malagonio, both of the Regional Public Safety Battalion (RPSB) of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO),” the PNP said.
Quezon City Police District’s investigation revealed that the two PNP personnel were held captive against their will and shoved aboard a passenger jeepney where they were mauled and robbed of their personal belongings.
“As a result of the beating, Ananayo sustained life-threatening severe internal head injuries that required surgery to remove blood clots that developed in his brain,” the PNP said.
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