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.