INVESTIGATION REPORT

STA B B I N G I N CI D ENT
AT THE NBP

INVESTIGATION REPORT
OBJECTIVES:
1. Establish the facts and circumstances surrounding the
stabbing incident;
2. Identify person/s involved;
3. Determine whether or not there were lapses on the part
of on-duty personnel of BuCor and the PNP SAF; and
4. Ascertain their criminal and/or administrative liabilities,
if any.

INVESTIGATION REPORT
AUTHORITY
The CIDG launched a probe in response to the request of
the BuCor and the pronouncement of DOJ Undersecretary
Renato Orceo, a few hours after the incident occurred at the
NBP

INVESTIGATION REPORT
FACTS OF THE CASE
On September 28, 2016, at around 7:45 AM, an
alleged riot erupted inside the mess hall of Building 14,
NBP, Muntinlupa City, which resulted in the death of convict
Tony Co, and the wounding of high-profile inmates Jaybee
Sebastian, Peter Co, Vicente Sy, and Clarence Dongail.

SKETCH MAP
OF
BUILDING 14

DONIÑA’S
ROOM

TONY CO’S ROOM
CRIME SCENE 1

MESS HALL
CRIME SCENE 2

SKETCH MAP
OF
MESSHALL

MESS HALL

CRIME SCENE 1

BED

CRIME SCENE 1

CRIME SCENE 1

CRIME SCENE 2

CRIME SCENE 2

CRIME SCENE 2

INVESTIGATION REPORT
BASIS OF FINDINGS
1. Sworn statements and interviews with personalities
involved (i.e. inmates, SAF, BuCor officials);
2. CCTV footages;
3. Hospital records and medico-legal reports; and
4. Evidence collected by the BuCor at the crime scene.

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS

1

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
No riot or tumultuous affray occurred.
What transpired were two (2) separate and
simultaneous stabbing incidents inside the
makeshift room of Tony Co and at the mess hall
area.

2

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
The incidents were triggered by separate
causes and there was no showing that they
acted together in a disruptive and tumultuous
manner in carrying out a common purpose.

3

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
Illegal drugs still exist inside Building 14,
based on evidence and the result of the drug test
to the inmates (including deceased inmate Tony
Co) and the records on seized illegal drugs and
paraphernalia from the national penitentiary.

4

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
Inmates Clarence Dongail, Edgar Sinco and
Tomas Donina may be held liable for the
incident.
Dongail — for Tony Co’s death and for the injuries of
Peter Co and Vicente Sy
Edgar Sinco — for the injuries sustained by Peter Co
Tomas Doniña — for the injuries sustained by Jaybee
Sebastian

5

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
The on-duty PNP-SAF personnel (present at the
time of the incident) acted with regularity in the
performance of their respective duties and
responsibilities.

6

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
The BuCor and NBP Leadership immediately
reacted and the courses of action they have
undertaken in response to the incident were
deemed appropriate.

7

INVESTIGATIVE

FINDINGS
Personnel of the NBP Investigation Section,
acting within their legal mandate, conducted an
investigation but they have limited knowledge in
crime scene processing, collection and
preservation of evidence because they have no
standard investigative procedures in crime
scene processing.

recommended

courses of action

recommended courses of action

1

Formulation of BuCor standard investigative
procedures and crime scene processing protocols to
be incorporated in its Operational Manual.

recommended courses of action

2
3

Installation of additional CCTV cameras in all
common areas and individual cells
Segregation of inmates according to
nationality, crimes committed prison terms,
notoriety, and gang affiliation

recommended courses of action

4
5

Issuance of Operational Guidelines to provide for
delineation of duties and responsibilities between
BuCor and PNP-SAF personnel
Regular joint SAF-BuCor security survey
and inspection, Counter-Intelligence (CI)
operations

recommended courses of action

6

Cases involving deaths be subjected to the standard
crime scene investigation and processing by either
the NBI or the PNP, whichever is deemed
appropriate;

recommended courses of action

7

Major cases such as killings, rape, illegal drugs, and
other similar incidents be reported to the local police
station, for purposes of crime reporting and
recording

recommended courses of action

8
9

Metal detectors should be installed and K9 units be
deployed in all entrances and visiting areas of the
Maximum Security Compound, especially at Building 1.

Crime Scene Investigation training activities
and First Responders Course for NBP-IS
and PNP-SAF personnel

END