PNP revokes gun permits of Bantiles, Carabuena
MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has revoked the gun permits of Allan Bantiles and Robert Blair Carabuena after both figured in separate controversial incidents, a radio dzMM report said.
PNP – Firearms and Explosive Office (FEO) chief Raul Petrasanta is expected to release within the day an order to have the two guns of Bantiles confiscated.
The PNP – FEO granted the request of the camp of Colegio San Agustin student Jaime Garcia who earlier accused Bantiles of poking a gun at his face.
The gun-poking incident stemmed from Bantiles' son's alleged bullying of Garcia. Bantiles, through his lawyer, has denied the accusation.
Garcia on Tuesday filed charges of murder, slander and slander by deed against Bantiles before the Makati City prosecutor’s office.
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority, meanwhile, confirmed requesting the PNP – FEO to revoke the gun permit of Carabuena. Thereafter, the PNP asked for a copy of the complaint as basis for the revocation.
Carabuena, an executive for a tobacco company, is facing charges for slapping a traffic enforcer. The incident was caught on video by a local TV station and posted on YouTube.
MMDA traffic czar Yves Gonzalez said the agency sent a copy of the complaint to the FEO, requesting for the revocation of Carabuena's firearm license, permit to carry and permit to transfer. The MMDA also asked for the revocation of Carabuena's driver's license.
Carabuena's gun, meanwhile, has yet to be confiscated after its permit was revoked weeks ago.- with a report from Edwin Sevidal, dzMM