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Sen. Ping Lacson blasts foreigner in Makati City for ‘arrogance’ regarding ECQ guidelines

Parra claims the police got physical.

In a statement, Senator Ping Lacson said that “Arrogance has no place in our country—especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat.”

This came after a video surfaced showing a foreigner named Javier Salvador Parra, residing in a posh subdivision in Barangay Dasmariñas, Makati City, getting into a heated argument with Police Senior Master Sergeant Roland Von Madrona, a quarantine enforcer.

It all started when Parra’s maid was caught watering plants without wearing a mask outside of his home.

“Being an ‘investor with 80 employees’ as he claimed does not give the foreigner the right to confront and incessantly berate a police officer who is merely performing a risky duty in the manner that he did,” Lacson said.

“The Bureau of Immigration may have to look into the matter. If a deportation proceeding is in order, they should act swiftly and decisively,” he added.

Parra pointed out that his maid told him that she was getting fined P1000 for not wearing a mask. Things got worse when according to Parra, the police entered his home without a warrant.

“I wasn’t aware that there is a law saying that inside your own property you must wear a face mask,” Parra said.

“I went outside to inquire why the policeman would want to collect P1,000. I told him frankly that a fine isn’t necessary as it occurred on a private property.”

Parra claims the police got physical.

“My wife, who took the video, advised the policeman that he has no valid warrant of arrest and is not in the right to arrest me. Despite of this, on my own lawn, the policeman grabbed my hands and brutally threw me to the ground and caused me physical injury and abrasions as pictured.

“He continued to scuffle and keep me on the ground to put handcuffs on me.

“Finally, I was able to evade the gone havoc policeman by entering my front door, while he was still trespassing my property by standing on my front lawn.”

Lacson doesn’t like the “unfair criticisms” towards the police by the public after only watching a portion of the video.

Philippine National Police chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa has since ordered an investigation.

One video shows Parra as a humble foreigner who has been violated by the enforcers.

However, a separate video shows Parra being the aggressor spewing out expletives.

The videos garnered mixed reactions from netizens.


Written by JO-EST B. TAN

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