Three residents of Pasig City were arrested on Thursday for faking student identification cards in order to avail the P400 food coupon given by the local government to public school students.
"May napakulong po kami na gumagawa ng fake I.D. Hindi po kami papayag. Panahon po ng krisis sana 'wag na po tayong manloko, manlamang sa kapwa natin," Pasig Mayor Vico Sotto said in Mariz Umali's Thursday report on 24 Oras.
The individual who printed the fake I.D. admitted to his wrongdoing.
"Naawa lang po ko kasi kailangan daw po nila sa anak nila, eh. Kaya nga po nag sisisi nga po ako sa nagawa," Allan Mina said.
Pasig City Police chief Police Colonel Moises Villaceran said the arrested individuals may be charged with falsification of public documents and the use of the falsified documents.
According to the report, the two women who were arrested do have children who were students.
"'Yung anak ko po nung nag-issue-han po ng I.D., absent po siya. Wala po akong intensyon na mandaya. Humihingi po ako ng sorry," the woman said.
Pasig has passed an ordinance in the city ordering all residents to wear facemasks and gloves amid the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
One man, however, was arrested on Thursday for punching the barangay tanod who scolded him for his failure in following the ordinance.
The baarangay tanod sustained a wound on his left eyebrow.
"Palayo na po ako sa kanya, eh, hinabol ako ng suntok, eh. Nakatalikod po ako nung sinuntok niya," the barangay tanod said.
However, the arrested man countered this, saying it was the barangay personnel who followed.
"Inakbayan niya po ako, eh, di ko naman alam gagawin niya skin. Lumayo na po ako, eh, sinundan niya po ako. Ayun, binanatan ko po," he said.
The man may be charged for violating quarantine measures and assaulting the barangay personnel.
"Violation po doon sa ating enhanced community quarantine. Puwede rin po namin siyang kasuhan ng physical injury at direct assault," Barangay Bambang chairman JR Samson said.
The number of individuals who have tested positive for the coronavirus disease 2019 in the city climbed to 229 on Thursday after 10 new cases were reported.
Meanwhile, the city has recorded 39 fatalities and 46 recoveries from the virus. —Joahna Lei Casilao/LDF, GMA News