Gov't to file homicide charges against coast guard members
(The Philippine Star) - March 18, 2014 - 7:00pm

MANILA, Philippines (Xinhua) - The Department of Justice today approved the filing of homicide charges against eight Coast Guard officials and personnel in connection with the death of a Taiwanese fisherman in May 2013.

The Philippine National Bureau of Investigation has earlier sought the indictment for homicide of the eight officials and personnel, including Philippine Coast Guard Commanding Officer Arnold Enriquez de la Cruz, in connection with the shooting incident in Balintang Channel in northern Philippines on May 9, 2013.

The incident resulted in the death of Hung Shih-Cheng, 65, one of the four crew members of the Taiwanese fishing vessel Guang Ta Hsin 28.


 

BALINTANG CHANNEL COAST COAST GUARD CONNECTION CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE GUANG TA HSIN HUNG SHIH-CHENG PHILIPPINE COAST GUARD COMMANDING OFFICER ARNOLD ENRIQUEZ PHILIPPINE NATIONAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION XINHUA
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