- A video of cops entering a gated Taguig compound has gone viral on social media
- The footage was taken by a resident at Pacific Plaza Towers (PPT) where it showed one cop shouting by the poolside
- According to the caption, the residents at the pool area were children of diplomats and foreign government dignitaries
- The spokesperson of PNP said that as a policy, police will never get inside a private property unless they are invited by the administrator or owner
Cops entered the Pacific Plaza Towers (PPT), a gated compound in Taguig City, and reportedly "screamed" at the residents. One of the policemen allegedly waved a gun at the residents including children of diplomats.
Joseph Castillo, an American and a resident of PPT, took a video of the incident and posted the video on his Facebook account.
KAMI learned that in Castillo's post, he said that the Philippine police unlawfully overran the security and forced their way into the property with guns. He also stated that the police screamed at children of diplomats and foreign government dignitaries who were sitting with their families without a mask on.
Castillo also recounted that it was around 5 p.m. on Sunday when he saw that one of the camouflage-wearing policemen was shouting and waving a gun at the residents of the condominium who were staying by the pool area.
According to Inquirer, Mayor Lino Cayetano was reported to own a unit at the said residential condominium in Bonifacio Global City.
Philstar stated that Brig. General Bernard Banac, spokesperson of the PNP said that "As a policy, police will never come inside a private property unless invited by the owner or administrator." He gave an assurance that the National Capital Region Police Office will be looking into the matter.
According to GMA, the management of PPT is considering taking legal action against the police officials who stormed the compound.
Here is the video posted by Castillo:
In a previous report by KAMI, the government faced problems when they imposed the initial community quarantine, which was elevated into the now ongoing enhanced community quarantine. It also suspended transportation causing massive problems with commuters.
The coronavirus outbreak started out in Wuhan, Hubei Province of China. Scientists believed that the virus came from an animal at one of Wuhan's wet markets. At present, the Philippines is under a state of calamity while the entire Luzon is under an enhanced community quarantine.
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