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PNP official denies any affiliation with name-dropping EDSA Busway violator

The police official whose name was mentioned by a female motorist after she was caught for using the EDSA Busway, denied he knew the woman and wants to file charges against her.

According to a 24 Oras report on Tuesday, Police Major General Mario Reyes said that he was neither related nor acquainted with the woman who identified herself as a “Major Miguel”.

“I want to make it clear that this person who introduced herself as Major Miguel of the AFP is not a relative by blood nor by affinity. I never met her in any capacity,” he said in a statement.

The woman was apprehended for driving on the EDSA Busway told off the traffic enforcer saying that she was the general's niece, a member of the military, and involved in the Balikatan exercises.

He further said that he intends to file charges against the alleged Major Miguel who identified herself as his niece.

Reyes encouraged concerned agencies to file a show cause order to hold the woman accountable for her violation.

“Any attempt to exploit the name or reputation of a law enforcement officer for personal gain or to avoid accountability is utterly unacceptable and undermines the integrity of our organization. The PNP enforces the law without fear or favor,” Reyes added.—Jiselle Anne Casucian/RF, GMA Integrated News