Gen. Eleazar Burns Christian Esguerra: "Anong Gagawin Mo? Iilag Kang Panga Sine?"

Police Lt. General Guillerma Eleazar, the commander of Task Force COVID-19 Shield defended the actions of the cops who encountered Corporal Winston Ragos as he told ABS-CBN reporter on what they should do.



Gen. Eleazar was quoted as saying "Anong gagawin mo? Iilag ka parang sine? Ta-tumbling ka muna bago mo i-approach?" the police officer said when asked by ABS-CBN Reporter Christian Esguerra.

The police officer explained in an interview with ABS-CBN journalist Christian Esguerra that the cops couldn't risk their lives to try to use physical means to subdue Ragos because he is a retired soldier and was really carrying a weapon, based on evidence, he might harm not only Florendo but the other police officer who responded to the scene.



Corporal Winston Ragos, 34, lost his life after one of the cops, Master Sergeant Daniel Florendo Jr. decided to use his gun against him because the former allegedly tried to pull a weapon into sling bag he wore.

During the interview with ABS-CBN, Gen. Eleazar said that the cops only had few seconds to decide during the said encounter, and their lives might be in danger if they choose to make a wrong move.

“Do you think that you have to check first if indeed there was a firearm bago mo ka mag-react? Splits second. Its was a judgement call for the police. Eh kung pagbunot ‘non at at nakapagpaputok ‘yun, at natamaan ang pulis natin, disgrasyang katakot-takot iyon,” Eleazar said.

The General insisted that Florendo only wanted to control Ragos, unfortunately, the retired soldier didn’t survive the encounter.

“Makikita natin na pagbaril niya ang tama ay hindi sa ulo kundi sa katawan. And just seconds after that, anong narinig mo doon? Tumawag ng ambulansiya. The point is talagang i-subdue lang siya. Yung pag baril mo doon Christian, eh una nakita mo na ayaw talagang mag-react o sumunod sa sinasabi mo, and then after that pagharap ngayon talagang nagcha-challenge pa at bubunot pa ng baril,” Eleazar told the ABS-CBN reporter.



The head of Task Force COVID-19 Shield commander PLtGen. Guillermo Eleazar then burne down Esguerra by saying "
Eh ikaw anong gagawin mo Christian? Iilag ka parang sine, na ta-tumbling tumbling ka muna? Bago mo i-approach, well it’s too easy to criticize the police pero kayo ang lumagay sa posisyon namin”. May pamilya rin tayo,” he added.

When the reporter asked Eleazar if it’s possible for the cops to control Ragos without using their guns, the General pointed out that the retired soldier was already uncooperative to the police for two minutes.

The Police General also believes that the cops followed the standard operating procedures of the Philippine National Police, saying that the cops tried to warn Ragos verbally, however, instead of following the police, the retired soldier even tried to show resistance as shown in the viral video circulating online.

Watch the Video Interview with Gen. Eleazar:



Source: Facebook / ABS-CBN

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