Barangay Official Shoots Student Over Alleged Noisy Behavior

Student in Masbate Shot by Barangay Official for Alleged Noisy Behavior

A 20-year-old student tragically lost his life after being shot multiple times by a barangay tanod for alleged noisy behavior.

Barangay Tanod, also known as Barangay Peacekeeping Officers, are community volunteers in the Philippines who assist in maintaining peace and order within their barangay, which is the smallest administrative division in the country.

They work under the supervision of the Barangay Captain and local law enforcement agencies. Barangay Tanods typically patrol their neighborhoods, report suspicious activities, assist in traffic management, and participate in disaster response efforts.

Barangay Official

They serve as additional eyes and ears for law enforcement, helping to ensure the safety and security of their community members.

While Barangay Tanods do not have the same authority as police officers, they play a crucial role in promoting peace and order at the grassroots level and often act as mediators in resolving conflicts within the community.

Recently, a barangay official was arrested for shooting a student for being noisy. According to investigations, the student was staying at a boarding house in Brgy. Espinosa, visiting a classmate, when the barangay tanod passed by. The noise from the boarding house caught the attention of the reportedly drunk barangay official.

Barangay Official

Upon seeing the student come down to the ground floor, the tanod allegedly followed him inside the boarding house and into the restroom, where he fired several shots, causing fatal wounds to the student in various parts of his body.

The authorities have taken the barangay tanod into custody, and the firearm believed to have been used in the crime has been recovered.

The incident reminds us of the consequences of resorting to violence and the importance of handling conflicts and disputes through peaceful means.

In a previous post, a barangay tanod faces charges after shooting curfew violator in Manila

It also emphasizes the need for proper training and supervision of barangay officials to ensure the safety and well-being of community members.

As investigations continue, authorities are urged to immediately pursue justice for the victim and his family, while also taking measures to prevent similar tragedies from occurring in the future.

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