2 sibling cops in hot water

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Wednesday, August 27, 2014


TWO police personnel who are siblings may face charges for allegedly slapping their neighbor and pointing a gun at her in Sitio Bugnay, Barangay Labangon, Cebu City last Monday night.

The Mobile Patrol Group received the alarm against PO1 Jane Anne Magdalera, 22, and her brother, PO1 Josephos Ronnie Magdalera, 25, after they allegedly argued with 19-year-old Gladys Joy Allosada.

The Magdaleras were allegedly carrying a .38 revolver and a .45 pistol during the incident.

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Jane Anne is a field training police (FTP) officer assigned at the San Nicolas Police Station, while Josephos is assigned at the Regional Mobile Group.

Investigation and Detection Management Branch Chief Aileen Recla said Jane Anne may face an administrative charge for allegedly carrying a firearm.

Not allowed

Recla said that under police regulation, FTP personnel are not allowed to carry one.

“Even if her gun is licensed, but she is still an FTP. She is not allowed yet to have or bring a gun,” Recla said.

The incident started with Jane Anne and Josephos, who were boarding a motorcycle, allegedly stepping on Allosada’s pail outside her house.

This angered Allosada, which started the commotion.

Allosada, though, accused Jane Anne of slapping her.

In a GMA 7 Balitang Bisdak report, Allosada said Jane Anne also entered her house, grabbed her and tried to handcuff her for no reason.

The investigator of the Punta Princesa Police said they still have to look into the incident.

At around 11 p.m. last Monday, the Magdaleras were brought to the Punta Princesa Police Station along with Allosada.

“Mura man pud gud og nagdumot nani sila sa usag-usa (It seems like they have an existing grudge),” said PO2 Erwin Eusares of the Punta Princesa Police Station.

No complaint yet

Meanwhile, the siblings’ firearms were confiscated.

Sun.Star Cebu tried to call Jane Anne and Josephos to get their side, to no avail.

In a GMA 7 Balitang Bisdak interview, Josephos said if Allosada files a complaint against them they are ready to face it.

“Kung naa sila’y i-file namo, duna man sad mi reklamo laban nila (We will also file a complaint against her),” said Josephos in an interview.

Chief Insp. Chuck Barandog of the San Nicolas Police said Jane Anne did not report yesterday.

He was also surprised that Jane Anne has a gun. “Dili mana siya magdala og pusil diri (She doesn’t carry one here),” he said.

After they were temporarily held in the Punta Princesa Police Station, Jane Anne and Josephos were released yesterday morning since Allosada did not file a complaint against them.

Allosada reportedly returned to the Punta Princesa Police Station yesterday and asked for the police report.

Eusares said Allosada wants to file a complaint against the siblings before the National Police Commission.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on August 27, 2014.

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