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Four Guards Face Criminal, Administrative Charges over Revilla Shooting Incident

Four security guards have been slapped with administrative and criminal charges in relation to the Jolo Revilla shooting incident.

Acting Muntinlupa police chief Senior Supt. Allan Nobleza said they have filed charges against three Asian Hospital and Medical Center (AHMC) guards and a security guard from the Ayala Alabang Village before the PNP-Civil Security Group.

The three guards from AHMC were identified as Julius Baniago, Dondon Roslinda, and Frobel Aloro, all from Alarm Security and Investigation Services, Inc. while the Ayala Alabang Village guard was identified as Jose Torrendon from Bulldog Security Agency.

Nobleza said the guards are facing charges of obstruction of justice and disobedience to an order of a police officer. They were also slapped with administrative charges for violation of the Private Security Agency Law. Said charges were filed due to the guards’ alleged failure to inform the police about the shooting incident and their refusal to cooperate with authorities during the course of investigation.

Torrendon allegedly denied that there had been a shooting incident involving Revilla and refused the investigators entry to the village. The AHMC guards, on their part, allegedly denied that Revilla was admitted to the hospital.

If found guilty on administrative charges, the guards may be stripped of their license and banned from getting new licenses in the future.

Meanwhile, AHMC doctors Jaro Mendiola, Gracita Ybiernas, and Eden Ferrer-Lasala, who attended to Revilla were likewise charged with administrative charges before the Professional Regulation Commission in violation of Presidential Decree 169 as amended by the Executive Order 212.

The law mandates medical practitioners to report to authorities treatment of patients for physical injuries.

Hospitals are also required by law to report admissions related to shooting incidents.

Cavite Vice Governor Jolo Revilla sought treatment from AHMC on Feb. 28 after he accidentally shot himself on the chest with his government-issued caliber .40 Glock pistol at his residence in Ayala Alabang.

Police said Revilla is still under investigation for a possible violation in handling the gun.