Army vows to sanction military men in viral video

by Jay Ruiz, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 05 2014 04:45 PM | Updated as of Aug 06 2014 12:45 AM

MANILA - The Philippine Army leadership vowed to punish those involved in a viral video showing 18 men wearing military uniforms brutally beating a man before shooting him to death.

In a text message, Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri, commanding general of the Army, said an investigation is now ongoing at the level of the Philippine Army headquarters to establish whether there were Army personnel involved in the incident.

The Army chief vowed to impose corresponding sanctions against any Army personnel who would be found liable.

He said the Army will not tolerate these kinds of acts if indeed members of the Army are involved.