Palace on PSG member’s arrest: Be ready to face the consequences

February 24, 2014 7:54 am 

By Azer N. Parrocha

MANILA, Feb 23 (PNA) — Malacanang on Sunday warned a newly-arrested Presidential Security Group (PSG) member to be ready to face the charges for violating the law.

Reports showed that Raphael Malacay Marcial, a graduate of Philippine Military Academy-Class of 2008 was caught withdrawing cash from an automated teller machine (ATM) using a cloned card.

Marcial was withdrawing at the ATM booth of Eastwest Bank on Chino Roces Avenue Extension in Barangay Magallanes.

Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said in an interview on state-run dzRB Radyo ng Bayan that nobody will be spared from the law.

“All PSG members and government employees are expected to be law abiding citizens at all times,” Coloma said.

“They must face the consequences of their actions in accordance to the law,” he added.

The PCOO chief said that after speaking with PSG Chief Raul Obando, he was told that Marcial will undergo an inquest at the fiscal’s office in Manila.

Meanwhile, PSG assured that Marcial will also receive legal rights. The Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) will also enforce appropriate disciplinary actions. (PNA)



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