San Miguel police have yet to sue town’s SK president

By Jennifer P. Rendon

The San Miguel Municipal Police Station has yet to file criminal cases against the town’s Sangguniang Kabataan federation president six days after he allegedly shot another person.

Major Sullen Domingo, San Miguel police chief, said they have been waiting for the victim and his witnesses to sign the complaint sheet against SK municipal president Mikhail Khalil Tadifa.

Initially, the camp of victim Dyezrelle Malaygay told the police to wait while he is recuperating at the Iloilo Mission Hospital.

But Domingo confirmed that Malaygay was discharged from the hospital on Thursday.

“We didn’t immediately know that he was already discharged. They didn’t go here. May hambal sila nga mapahuway anay, naga lingin pa kuno ulo niya,” he said.

But on Friday, Domingo said he sent policemen to accompany Malaygay’s mother to the hospital to get his medical certificate.

“We would also ask his mother and wife to sign their affidavits as witnesses,” he said.

Domingo explained that as early as two days after the incident, they were already ready to file the case.

“We were just waiting for them,” he said.

Tadifa remains at large after he purportedly shot Malaygay on August 13 after a heated exchange over a Facebook post.

The 24-year-old suspect, a resident of Barangay 11, San Miguel, allegedly stormed Malaygay’s abode at Barangay San Jose, San Miguel, and shot him.

Luckily, the victim only sustained a graze wound on his temple.