- President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to file charges vs. Iloilo mayor and his son
- The two were accused for attacking a policeman
- The lawmaker son, Rep. Richard Garin has released an apology
President Rodrigo Duterte ordered Interior Secretary Eduardo Año to file charges against Guimbal town mayor Oscar Garin and his son Iloilo 1st District Rep. Richard Garin for physically attacking a policeman. KAMI learned that President Duterte is eyeing to file direct assault against the two.
"Kung may kasalanan man ang pulis it’s not a reason—especially a police officer—na bugbugin mo. I just read it from a newspaper. We will have to file a case. Direct assault," President Duterte said.
"We’ll file charges. I will ask General Año to take a look kung bakit nagka-ganun, investigate. I’m ordering him to file a case against the two. Yung-mag-ama ba yun? Sobra namang mag-ama,” he added.
It has been reported by ABS-CBN News that Mayor Garin and Rep. Garin, husband of former Health Secretary Janette Garin were accused of mauling a certain PO3 Federico Macaya while he was “disarmed, body-searched and handcuffed at gunpoint”.
In a report by Manila Bulletin, the younger Garin apologized for the incident.
“First and foremost, I ask forgiveness from the Philippine National Police (PNP) as an institution and also to the officers and personnel of the PNP, whom I have great respect,” Richard Garin said.
“I reiterate my apologies for my actions, which I take full responsibility.
“My actions were a mere display of extreme frustration towards one, single PNP personnel who committed great disservice to the people of Guimbal,” he added.
However, despite the apologies, Chief Superintendent John Bulalacao (PRO-6 director) said that he will not let this pass and that he will be taking actions against the accused.
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