Makati cop sues foreigner in ECQ breach

April 28, 2020

THE Makati policeman caught on video in a scuffle with a foreign resident inside the posh Dasmariñas Village formally filed a string of charges before the Makati Prosecutor’s Office yesterday.

In a formal complaint, Police Sergeant Gabriel Von Madrona of the PNP Sub-station 5 Makati Central Police Station, sued Italian Javier Salvador Parra.

He charged Parra with direct assault, violation of Art. 151 of the Revised Penal Code,(Resistance and Disobedience to Person in Authority),Violation of Republic Act 11332 (Law on reporting of communicable diseases) Section 9e, Makati City Ordinance (Not wearing face mask), and unjust vexation.

Reports showed Madrona accosted the maid of Parra, for not wearing a face mask while outside the residence. Makati's City Ordinance No. 2020-089 requires residents, workers and all other persons in the city to wear face masks and other protective equipment while outdoors or in public places.

The village association and officials of Barangay Dasmariñas called the police to complain about violations of the ECQ within the subdivision.

A video shared by the Joint Task Force Coronavirus Shield showed Parra, who was not wearing a face mask, telling two police officers - one in fatigue uniform and another in a black shirt - to go to Tondo or Manila instead of his house.

"I am a decent citizen. I also have a right to complain as a citizen," Parra told police officers, saying he has 80 Filipinos under his employ.

He also confirmed that he had a drink before going outside.

He then told the police to get out of his house, adding: "You should be ashamed of yourselves."

The police were compelled to place the man under arrest for being belligerent, but he resisted and fled to his house.

A separate video on social media earlier showed one police officer trying to arrest Parra while his wife said they need to have an arrest warrant.