Gordon urges Duterte for top level probe on Army, PNP generals amid death of 4 intel soldiers


Senator Richard Gordon is calling for a top level investigation on all generals of the Philippine Army and Philippine National Police (PNP) after 4 intel soldiers were killed by policemen in Jolo, Sulu.

“I strongly condemn the killing of our soldiers at the hands of police officers. It was not a rub-out, it was a clear murder. The four army officers had no guns and I deplore the mendacity and the maliciousness of the police officers which was evidenced in the fact that they tampered with the evidence and the crime scene,” the senator said.

He also said he is glad that President Duterte has announced that he is going to the slain soldiers’ wake to honor Maj. Marvin Indamog, commanding officer of the Army’s 9th Intelligence Service Unit; Capt. Irwin Managuelod, Sgt. Eric Velasco and Cpl. Abdal Asula.

“This would also bring comfort to their bereaved families,” Senator Gordon said.

“I also call on the president to conduct a top level investigation on all generals of the Philippine National Police and the Philippine Army. There is a need to investigate and determine what is wrong with the policy that incidents such as these occur,” Senator Gordon said.