MANILA, Philippines — The camp of the Parojinog family released footage that purportedly shows police allegedly “planting” guns in the house of Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog during the deadly July 30 raids that left the mayor of the northern Mindanao and 15 other persons dead.
Philippine National Police chief Ronald dela Rosa did not discount the possibility that the closed circuit television footage is authentic but urged that cases be filed in court as he said he had to be “neutral” on the matter.
Earlier, police admitted having disabled the CTTV cameras on the homes they raided, supposedly to prevent the identities of their informers from being exposed. The Parojinogs say police missed the released footage.
Among those slain during what police insist were shootouts but the family maintains was a massacre during the pre-dawn raids on July 31 were Ozamiz Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog, the vice mayor’s father, his wife and two siblings.