Philippine National Shooting Association chairperson Dr. Adel Samson is very much willing to cooperate with the investigation on the “missing” ₱1.93-million clay targets that were stored at the Philippine Sports Commission shooting range compound in Muntinlupa City.
Samson, the federation’s chief of Moving Target Aggrupation (shotgun) Committee said he is willing to cooperate and shed light on the probe requested by former PNSA chief Luis “Chavit” Singson, Raul Arambulo and Eduardo Fernandez regarding the whereabouts of the equipment.
“Rest assured that the undersigned will cooperate, to the best of his ability, in the conduct of your investigation should that be necessary,” Samson wrote in a letter dated 12 May.
Through the DivinaLaw firm headed by Atty. Nilo Divina, the Dean of the University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Civil Law, Singson, the current PNSA honorary chairperson, Arambulo and Fernandez demanded the MTA Committee last 4 May to account for the clays that went missing after being stored in two containers inside the PSC property.
Aside from Samson, also named in the letter were PNSA secretary general Veneranda “Iryne” Garcia and Jerry Sun, who are both MTA Committee and PNSA board members.
They were given five days to reply to the demand letter or face possible legal and other consequences.
The equipment was bought by the personal money of the shotgun shooters through the PNSA, with the aid of the PSC, that were supposed to be used by them for the development of the sport.