Palace to uploader of SAF video: ‘Take the video down’

By on February 12, 2015

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screenshot from the uploaded video

MANILA — The Palace on Wednesday told the owner of the video showing the brutal slaying of an injured member of the police’s Special Action Force (SAF), to take it off the social media.

“Whoever uploaded the video is a heartless fellow. If you still have some humanity left in your soul, we ask you to take it down,” Presidential Spokesperson Edwin Lacierda said during a briefing in Malacañang.

The video, showing a wounded uniformed man on his back in a field being shot at close range, has been spreading on the social media.

Also shown in the video were several other bloodied men wearing camouflage uniforms, as well as the looting of tactical equipment, such as vests and ammunition.

Asked if the Palace has any message to the public regarding the video that has caused outrage due to its violent content, Lacierda said the government will see to it that justice is served.

“You have a right to be angry. You have a right to be outraged by such a brutal display of violence. But at the end of the day, we need to seek the truth. We need to find justice for all of those who died, including the SAF hero who was in that video. And that is what we intend to do,” he said.