PNP Academy Director Dismissed from Post After Alleged Hazing Death of a Cadet
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has dismissed the academy director after the reported hazing incident that resulted in the cadet’s death.
Following a hazing death involving upperclassmen and a student, PNP Chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the Director of the PNP Academy, Rhoderick Armamento, to be fired. The PNP Directorate for Information and Communication Technology (DICT) in Camp Crame receives Armamento.
From Armamento, MGen Alex Sampaga will take over the PNPA. Based on the previous report, Cadet Third Class George Karl Magsayo, 21, of Pagadian City, died last Thursday after an upperclassman allegedly hit him multiple times.
According to the report, the suspect scolded the victim that he was late for latrine or shower time around 5:40 p.m. on Thursday. The suspect allegedly ordered the victim to report to their dormitory room after the heated argument in the shower area, where the two met again.
During the incident, some witnesses alleged a specific Cadet 2nd Class Caesar Steve Maingat punches Magsayo five times inside Maingat’s room. Magsayo passed out, and his classmates quickly called for help. According to PNP, Magsayo was rushed to the hospital, but when he arrived he was declared dead.
Maingat was held at the Silang Municipal Police Station, according to the PNPA. He will be charged for violating RA 8049, the Anti-Hazing Law of 1995, as well as being dismissed from the Cadetship Program.
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