CHARGES have been filed before the City Prosecution Office against two men who allegedly shot a Philippine Eagle in Baguio District in Davao City last February 21.

Facing charges for violation of Republic Act (RA) 9147 or The Wildlife Resources Conservation and Protection Act, are Tiburcio Solis Aparesion, 24, and his brother Rolando, 18, both of the same place.

The Aparesions were also charged with violation of the Commission on Elections (Comelec) Resolution 3328 or the Comelec gun ban.

Rolando was separately charged with violation of RA 10591 or The Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act.

Personnel of the Baguio police brought the suspects before City Prosecutor Rizalyn Y. Gonzales-Pontanos at around 4:22 p.m. on Tuesday for inquest proceedings.

The two suspects were arrested after turning themselves to Baguio police and admitted to have shot the eagle named Matatag.

Baguio police head Chief Insp. Leonardo Pamplona said Tiburcio first showed up at the station followed by Rolando, who turned over the caliber .22 rifle used in the shooting to the police.

Pamplona said they already have a witness who will testify against the two suspects. The legal counsel of the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) also vowed to file charges against the suspects, who are now detained at the Baguio Police Station. (ICT)