Office, SUV vehicle assigned to Senator Marcos hit by bullets

A bullet hole has been found in the satellite office of Senator Ferdinand ‘Bongbong’ Marcos Jr. at the Sunset View Towers along Roxas Blvd. in Pasay City. Security guard on duty Sofronio Romatan said he discovered the hole at the front glass wall at 3:25pm last Sunday after he returned to his post located in front of Marcos’ office at the ground floor of the condominium building.

“I just went inside the building for a glass of water and when I came back I noticed that bullet hole,” Romatan said.

Guadencio Catapang of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Southern Police District found fragments of a bullet slug between the front glass panel and the second metal wall of the office.

“I hope it was just a stray bullet and not with intention to harm us,” Marcos said in media interview after talking to the investigators.

Marcos discounted the possibility that the bullet hole has something to do with the Bangsamoro Basic Law (BBL). As chairman of the Senate committee on local government, Marcos is set to submit his committee report on the BBL on Monday.

He also believe the incident has nothing to do with 2016 elections since he has not declared his intention to run for president.

The Scene of the Crimes Operatives of the Philippine National Police (PNP) is still determining the kind of firearm used in the incident.

Marcos said few months ago, a government-registered SUV vehicle assigned to his office was also hit by a bullet while it was parked in front of the Sunset View building.

The senator said the twin incidents could be the results of lapses on the part of the security personnel of the building.