The Quezon City Police District (QCPD) has filed charges against National Democratic Front (NDF) consultant Vicente Ladlad and two others who were nabbed in a raid early Thursday.
In a statement Sunday, Chief Supt. Joselito T. Esquivel Jr., QCPD director, said illegal possession of firearms, ammunition and explosives were filed against Ladlad, Alberto Villamor and Virginia Villamor last Friday.
Esquivel said the charges against the suspects were formally filed before QC Assistant City Prosecutor (ACP) Julan C. Ilao. However, the chief inquest prosecutor has yet to approve Ilao’s resolution on the case.
Esquivel said that as far as the suspects are concerned, they shall remain under custody of the QCPD until an order coming from the court says otherwise.
“With the filing of charges against them, they shall have their day in court to prove their innocence,” he added.
Ladlad and his companions were arrested at Lot 16-A, Block 3 Saint Mark St. corner Saint Joseph St., Doña Tomasa, Barangay San Bartolome, Novaliches, Quezon City.
The raid was conducted by virtue of a search warrant issued by Quezon City Regional Trial Court (RTC) Branch 89 Judge Cecilyn E. Burgos-Villavert against the three suspects for violation of Republic Act 10591 or the Comprehensive Firearms and Ammunition Regulation Act. (PNA/Christopher Lloyd Caliwan)