Ateneo shooting suspect undergoes inquest proceedings

Dr. Chao-Tiao Yumol, the suspect in the shooting incident at Ateneo de Manila University on Sunday afternoon, was subjected to inquest proceedings on Monday afternoon.

This was confirmed to ABS-CBN News by his lawyer, Atty. Karen Gañgan.

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was also subjected to a drug test before the inquest proceeding.

was then immediately transferred to the Centralized Custodial Facility of the Quezon City Police District.

The suspect faces charges of murder, frustrated murder, and gun ban violation.

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Former Lamitan, Basilan Mayor Rose Furigay, his aide Victor Capistrano, and Ateneo Jeneven Bandiala were killed in the incident.

Furigay’s 25-year-old daughter, Hannah Rose, was injured.

The lawyer of the Furigays, Atty Quirino Esguerra Jr., strongly denied Yumol’s allegation that the deceased mayor was involved in illegal drugs.

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“Wala po siyang nailalabas na mga ebidensya sa mga paratang niya kay Mayor Roderick Furigay pati kay Mayor Rose Furigay. Iyan po ay puro kathang isip niya,” he said.

Former PACC Chief Greco Belgica also refuted Yumol’s statement that the agency did nothing in his complaint against Furigay.

suspect undergoes inquest proceedings

“Hindi po totoo yan lahat ng reklamo nya, iprinisinta niya po sa amin ay aming inaksyunan. Una sa lahat po, nais ko ipaliwanag na ang PACC, mayroon limitadong jurisdiction, ito po ay mayroon lamang kapangyarihang magimbestiga at magrekomenda sa Pangulo ng mga issues on corruption. Wala po kaming jurisdiction, kapangyarihan sa local government,” he sad.

“Ang kanya pong kalaban ay Mayor, Vice Mayor, mga local government (officials). Agad po namin itong dinala sa DILG, sa harap po niya para po maimbestigahan. In 3 months, naisampa po ang kaso sa Office of the Ombudsman noong 2020,” insisted Belgica.

In a report by Dano Tingcungco on GMA News “24 Oras Weekend” this Sunday, Barangay Loyola Heights chairperson Darwin Hayes said the suspect changed his clothes before fleeing the shooting.

The suspect was apprehended near Aurora Boulevard.

Chief Justice Alexander G. Gesmundo was supposed to be among the guests at the Ateneo graduation ceremony, but he was warned not to go because of what happened.

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