BFP results to prevail over foreigners' probe
THE Inter-Agency Anti-Arson Task Force (IAAATF), the body formed to conduct probe on the fire incident that hit NCCC Mall Davao, said that the result of investigation of the foreign forensic experts will not affect the result of their initial findings.
Fire Senior Superintendent Jerry Candido said that although the mall management hired their investigator to conduct an independent investigation on the fire incident, still, the BFP investigation would still prevail in case there is conflict.
"It has no bearing because it is our report that shall prevail. Kung meron silang bago doon na we think magamit baka pwde naming i-include sa aming report kung hindi pa nafinalize. In case of conflict, well again wala naman problema dahil ang amin pa ring report yong mag prevail kasi kami naman po na mag file ng appropriate cases sa lahat ng involve," Candido said.
The foreign experts are based in Washington DC, United States whom Candido identified as James M. Lord, Senior Fire & forensic engineer and Stephen M. Hill, Senior Fire Protection Engineer from Jensen Hughes.