Cop held for firearm

July 09, 2019

THE Philippine National Police has filed  an illegal possession of firearms complaint against a police sergeant tagged as person of interest in the murder of a lawyer in Rodriguez, Rizal last May.

Charged before the Department of Justice (DoJ) was Police Senior Master Sergeant Michael Eralino.

Eralino was arrested while a search warrant was being implemented at his house in Taytay, Rizal last Saturday. Seized were a pistol, ammunition, and a hand grenade.

Investigation showed that Eralino was a person of interest in the killing of lawyer Edilberto Golla last May 17. Golla was shot dead by motorcycle-riding suspects near his house in Barangay San Isidro in Rodriguez town.

The PNP has formed a special investigation task force to look into Golla’s killing. Investigators were looking into work and land dispute as possible motives.