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PNPA cadet dies after upperclassman punch him five times

 Third Class Cadet George Karl Magsayo of the Philippine National Police died on Thursday after he was allegedly punched by his upperclassman several times.

According to the report from PNPA, Magsayo collapsed after he was repeatedly punched in the body by his upperclassman, Cadet 2nd Class Steven Ceasar Maingat as punishment for a rules violation. 

The incident happened at the PNPA dormitory in Silang, Cavite at about 5:40 P.M. of September 23. Magsayo and his companion was cautioned by the suspect but a few moments, Maingat allegedly punched the victim five times in the stomach, investigation showed.

Magsayo was rushed to the nearby hospital but later declared dead on arrival.

PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar assured the family of Magsayo that justice will be served.

Police investigators are now preparing the charges against Cadet 2nd Class Maingat.

“May mga nasawi na noon at marami na rin ang naparusahan at na-kick out sa Philippine National Police Academy dahil sa pananakit ng kapwa kadete. Kaya nakakalungkot na may ganito na namang trahedyang naganap dahil may mga iilan pa ring kadete na matitigas ang ulo at tila hindi pa rin naiitindihan ang mga patakaran at batas lalo na sa Anti-Hazing Law,” said Eleazar.

Meanwhile, the National Police Commission (NAPOLCOM) conducted a parallel investigation to the incident and gather evidence that would lead to the serving of justice to the family of Cadet Magsayo.

"We assure the public that the NAPOLCOM will get to the bottom of the case and will work hand-in-hand with PNP and the PNPA to ensure that incidents of this nature will not be repeated," Vice-Chairman and Executive Officer Vitaliano N. Aguirre II said in NAPOLCOM news release.

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