Cop in July 5 shooting incident asks media to be fair, balance PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 12 August 2011 15:49

A policeman, who figured in a shooting incident that killed a fellow policeman and a kidnapping case witness last July 5, yesterday issued a press statement asking the media to be more fair and balance in reporting the case.

“What I can say may already be sub judice if it pertains to the events or facts of the case. But I’d like to say that I am sorry that the incident had to happen. I now plead to the members of media here to be more fair and balance in reporting. There were wild speculations as to why the shooting incident happened. These were broadcast,  published and commented upon. Unfortunately for me and my family, my side was never taken. Thus, practically I was already placed on trial by publicity even before I had the chance to submit my Counter-Affidavit,” said P03 Carmelito 0. Macansantos in his press statement.

Macansantos said this situation had hurt his family especially his children so much.

“I voluntarily gave myself up to my superiors on the very same morning of that incident. I even requested, through a brother who was with me at that time, for the NBI to conduct the investigation since I was with the PNP. I have faith in our Criminal Justice System, and thus I’d submitted myself to the jurisdiction of our Court of Law,” Macansantos said.

Killed in that incident was PO1 Tomas Dauba and Marvin Agullana, a witness in the Eliseo Hablo kidnapping case of February 2009.
Both Macansantos and Dauba were assigned to guard the persons under the Witness Protection Program of the Department of Justice.