Stray bullet misses friends-A A +A
Sunday, January 6, 2013
LA TRINIDAD, Benguet – A group of friends has lady luck by their side.
On New Year’s Eve, friends Edwin Platija and Isagani Cadile were enjoying a drink when a stray bullet struck the ceiling of their home and landed right on the table they were using barely missing any of them.
Both Cadile and Platija work at a factory and were celebrating the holidays apart from their families.
Around 9 p.m., both drinking partners heard a loud thud on the ceiling of the boarding house made of corrugated iron, hitting the roof and then going through the plywood unto the table where the two were seated.
Boarding house owner, Joel Ogoy, immediately turned over the slug from the 9mm stray bullet to Police Superintendent Darnyll Dulnuan.
The slug was turned over to the PNP Crime lab for processing in a bid to determine who fired the gun.
Nationwide, the PNP’s National Operations Center recorded 19 incidents of indiscriminate firing during the country’s traditional rowdy merrymaking in ushering in the New Year.
Twelve of the cases occurred in Metro Manila, where 10 persons were arrested for indiscriminate firing.
The Armed Forces of the Philippines is also investigating reports some military personnel fired their guns during New Year’s Eve.
Published in the Sun.Star Baguio newspaper on January 07, 2013.