QC fiscal recommends murder, carnapping raps vs. Ateneo shooter

By Marita Moaje

July 28, 2022, 12:10 pm

<p><em>(PNA file photo)</em></p>

(PNA file photo)

MANILA – The Quezon City Prosecutor's Office has recommended the filing of murder and carnapping charges, among others, against the doctor behind the Ateneo de Manila University shooting incident that killed three people, including former Lamitan, Basilan Mayor Rosita Furigay, and injured two others on July 24.

Brig. Gen. Remus Medina, QC Police District (QCPD) director, on Thursday said that based on Resolution No. XV-03-INQ-22G-03436, the prosecutors' office recommended the following criminal complaints against suspect Chao-Tiao Yumol, a physician, who is currently detained at Camp Karingal, Quezon City:

- three counts of murder in Relation to Sec. 29 of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act 2013 with no recommended bail;

- one count of frustrated murder in Relation to RA 10591- with bail amounting to PHP200,000;

- one count of Violation of Sec. 3 of R.A. 10883 or the Anti-Carnapping Law- with no bail;

- one count for Violation of Sec. 31 of R.A. 10591- with bail amounting to PHP60,000; and

- one count of malicious mischief with bail amounting to PHP3,000.

The QCPD filed murder and frustrated murder complaints against Yumol before the Prosecutor's Office on Monday, July 25.

“Nagpapasalamat po ako sa Quezon City Prosecutor’s Office dahil sa kanilang agarang tugon sa kasong ito. Dapat lamang na managot ang suspek sa kanyang ginawang krimen (I am grateful to the QC Prosecutors Office for their immediate action on this case. The suspect should be held accountable for his crime),” Medina said.

Aside from Furigay, also killed during the incident were her executive assistant Victor George Capistrano, and campus security guard Jeneven Bandiala.

In earlier interviews, Medina said that Yumol has a personal grudge against Furigay.

He added that the Furigays had filed 76 cyber libel cases against Yumol, leaving the suspect unable to practice his medical profession.

“Makakaasa po kayo na ang hanay ng kapulisan ng QCPD ay magtatrabaho ng tapat at buong husay at patuloy na gagampanan ang mga nakaatang na tungkulin upang mapanatili ang kaayusan at kapayapaan sa lungsod Quezon (I assure you that the QCPD police will continue to work honestly and efficiently, and continue to perform our duty to maintain peace and order in the city),” Medina said. (PNA)