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Makati cop files complaint vs. Spanish involved in Dasma village incident

A cop from the Makati City Police has filed a complaint against Spanish Javier
Parra Salvador following their heated argument in a posh village in Makati City over the weekend.

Makati City Police chief Police Colonel Rogelio Simon said Tuesday a complaint for alleged violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code (Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority), Republic Act 11332 sec. 9e, Makati City Ordinance 2000-089 (not wearing of face mask) as well as unjust vexation and direct assault were filed by Police Master Sergeant Roland Madrona against the foreigner before the Makati City Prosecutor's Office.

"Hindi puwedeng binabastos ang mga pulis ng ganon-ganon lang. Sa ibang bansa, ‘pag sinagot mo lang ang pulis ay posas na ang kasunod. This is a warning to all abusadong foreigners," Simon said in a message to reporters.

He said police are already coordinating with the Bureau of Immigration as regards the matter.

Madrona was conducting Oplan Bandillo, together with Bantay Bayan personnel Esteban Gaan, in Dasmariñas Village on Sunday when he noticed Salvador's maid, who was not wearing a face mask, watering the plants outside the house.

Madrona then advised the maid to wear a face mask prompting the latter to go inside the house.

Minutes later, Salvador and his wife went outside the residence and confronted the law enforcers.

The tension between Madrona and Salvador escalated after the latter cursed at the cop. Madrona tried to arrest him but Salvador went inside the house.

The Philippine National Police has started its investigation on the matter.

Regional IAS probe

According to National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Police Major General Debold Sinas, the regional Internal Affairs Service has started its probe on the matter.

Sinas said the probe would help in improving police operations.

"Ongoing po 'yung investigation ng RIAS namin... just check ano 'yung pagkukulang ng pulis para ma-i-correct po natin..." Sinas said at a separate press briefing.

He further said the probe of the regional IAS would determine if Madrona will also be sanctioned.

"It's the RIAS that will do the administrative sanction..." Sinas said. — AOL/RSJ, GMA News