Philippine Army calls for investigation on death of Corporal Winston Ragos, releases official statement

Philippine Army calls for investigation on death of Corporal Winston Ragos, releases official statement

- The Philippine Army has called for an investigation on the death of Corporal Winston Ragos

- It is asking the public to be more understanding of soldiers who are still carrying the wounds of war

- In its official statement, the PA stated that the wounds of soldiers are not just physical but also mental

- Corporal Winston Ragos was gunned down by a policeman at a quarantine checkpoint in Quezon City

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The Philippine Army has finally released its statement on the death of Corporal Winston Ragos, who was gunned down by Police Master Sergeant Daniel Florendo Jr. at a checkpoint in Quezon City last April 21.

According to the spokesperson of the Philippine Army, Colonel Ramon Zagala, the army is seeking a probe into the incident, stated ANC.

"Lieutenant General Gilbert Gapay, commanding general [of the] Philippine Army, ordered an investigation to be conducted by the Army Judge Advocate in coordination with the Philippine National Police in order that justice be given to the death of Ragos," Zagala said in a statement on April 23 as per ABS-CBN's report.

On Tuesday, at around 2:30 p.m., Ragos and the cops at the checkpoint along Maligaya Drive, Brgy. Pasong Putik, QC., had an altercation.

Ragos allegedly violated ECQ rules, was asked by policemen to drop to the ground, but he raised his hands and failed to drop to the ground. He was then shot by the police officer. As per Manila Bulletin, Ragos sustained two gunshot wounds.

Here's the statement of the Philippine Army:

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In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.

The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.

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