May 302013
The National Bureau of Investigation and the Taiwan’s Criminal Investigation Bureau will compare slugs taken from the body of the Taiwanese fisherman who was shot and killed May 9, with tests slugs taken from the confiscated weapons of Philippine Coast Guard sailors involved in the shooting.

Taiwan’s Pingtung district attorney, Chih-Ming Hsieh, explained in an interview aired over GMA 7’s “24 Oras”, “It is of paramount importance to find out who shot the victim to death and do a cross match and have a better picture of that fact.”

NBI investigators are set to fly back to the Philippines on Friday with the evidence they had gathered in Taiwan. The information and evidence will be used in the final report they will draft, as well as possible recommendations, on the May 9 shooting.

Meanwhile, overseas Filipino workers in Taiwan feared the repercussions if the NBI investigation results did not favor the Taiwanese nor match the parallel investigation of the Taiwanese Criminal Investigation Bureau.

As things stood, OFWs were still being randomly attacked by irate Taiwanese. Two Filipino workers, identified only as Eric and Melchor, recalled how two Taiwanese men on a motorcycle suddenly attacked them while they were bicycling home.

“Napasigaw ako nung tumama yung helmet niya sa likod ko,” said Melchor, “Sobrang sakit talaga.”

“Hindi muna kami lumalabas masyado para di mapaginitan,” he added.

“Sana naman ay matapos na agad ang imbestigasyon at isipin din ang kapakanan naming mga OFWs dito sa taiwan,” worried Eric. — DVM, GMA News

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