what this the proper procedure in this case my friend recently moved to cavite, in the very few months that he stayed there, he has experienced a significant threat to his life and property the first incident was quite simple and not that drastic > > his bike got stolen the second incident was more intense > > the intruder went inside his house while he was inside, slowly creeping and checking out his place, good thing he was still awake at that time when the intruder decided to open the door to his room. he saw the hand and the shirt of the guy as he tried to sneak in. the first thing he did was shout at the guy and pick up his FA and cocked it. good thing the guy ran away, leaving whatever he tried to take. he reported everything to the police and barangay concerned. questions >> situation 1 in case the intruder decided to barge in despite the warning is my friend legally allowed to fire his gun at the intruder can this be already classified as self-defense? what is the proper procedure? situation 2 in case the guy runs away, and he fires a warning shot, is there a case wherein he will be charged? illegal discharge of FA? what is the definition of a warning shot then? situation 3: In the event that the intruder decided to attack with a bladed weapon, and as a natural instinct of saving one's life, the homeowner decides to fire his FA and in the process kills the intruder. what case would be filed against him? homicide? but will this be then dismissed by the city fiscals as a case of self defense. thanks!