Isko wants sanctions on ‘pasaway’ Chinese national

February 07, 2020
Isko Moreno
Mayor Isko Moreno before parents and students at the San Andres complex. Photo by Jerry S. Tan

MAYOR Isko Moreno has ordered Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) chief Dennis Viaje to inquire with the Bureau of Immigration (BI) as to the status of the Chinese national who disrespected authorities in Manila and to ensure that the full force of the law is imposed on him, with a warning  to all other nationalities that such kinds of deeds will never be tolerated in the city.

Moreno gave the order after receiving a report from Viaje, detailing how the said Chinese national, identified as Zhou Ziyi, also known as Pablo Misador Chu, 50, of Unit 184 The Noble Place in  Binondo, Manila, sped off while being flagged down for a violation, rammed several vehicles along the way and nearly run down a traffic enforcer aboard a motorcycle and then spat on a uniformed policeman who was accosting him.  Worse, a sachet of shabu was found on him and he appeared high on drugs owing to his actuations.

The mayor stressed that no one should get away with making a mockery of the laws and the members of the law enforcement, noting the fact that the MTPB personnel and the policemen were  in full uniform did not seem to have any impact on the suspect.

Moreno said all foreign nationals are assured of equal protection in Manila in as much as they, too, will be held liable for any violation of the law.

Viaje said none of his men was hurt although one of them ended up with a damaged motorcycle as it fell under the suspect’s car during the chase.

In the said report, Viaje stated that Zhou was being flagged down for violation of the number coding scheme at the corner of Tayuman Street and Abad Santos Avenue at around 7:45 a.m. by MTPB enforcer Arthur Almovugla.  The suspect, then aboard a white Toyota  Fortuner (NVT-7767), sped off, so that Almovugla  pursued him. The suspect was said to have stopped only when the MTPB’s motorcycle ended up under the suspect’s vehicle but only after ramming several vehicles along the way.