Suspects Gerald Acaso,38, a resident of Brgy. New Buncag, Puerto Princesa City; Jolito Acaso, 32, and Ricky Felipe, 47, a resident of Bucana, El Nido, who were arrested on June 5, 2019, for allegedly assaulting a barangay chairman and his tanod in El Nido.

Three men were arrested in El Nido on Wednesday for allegedly assaulting a barangay tanod and chairman in Sitio Calitang, Brgy. Bucana, El Nido.

A spot report released by the office of Police Regional Office (PRO) MIMAROPA spokesperson PCol. Socrates Faltado identified the suspects as Gerald Acaso,38, a resident of Brgy. New Buncag, Puerto Princesa City; Jolito Acaso, 32, and Ricky Felipe, 47, a resident of Bucana, El Nido.

They were arrested around 10 a.m. for reportedly assaulting Bryan Dawa, 35, a tanod (security), and barangay chairman Aracel Bacolod, 55, who are residents of Bucana.

The report said that around 3:45 p.m. on June 5, Bacolod went to the El Nido Municipal Police Station (MPS) to complain that the suspects punched and kicked him when he summoned a certain Gerald Acaso for damaging the side mirror of his black Toyota Rush car.

Aracel told the initial police investigation that he suffered abrasions and swelling from the incident.

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Dawa, on the other hand, was hit on his jaw, causing it to swell.

The three suspects are now under the custody of the El Nido MPS.

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