Philippine coast guards face homicide charges over Taiwanese fisherman's death
MANILA (AFP) - Philippine Justice Department investigators said on Wednesday they were recommending homicide charges against eight Filipino coast guard personnel for the killing of a Taiwanese fisherman in May.
"These eight Philippine Coast Guard personnel were the ones who have admitted to have fired their firearms," leading to the death, said Nonnatus Rojas, head of the department's National Bureau of Investigation.
“The NBI report recommends that criminal charges of homicide be filed against these eight PCG personnel,” said Mr Rojas.
He said the criminal complaint would be lodged before the state prosecutor’s office.