TWO members of the Muntinlupa City Police Station on Friday were commended by Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar for being cool under intense pressure from a motorist who kept insulting and cursing them,
According to the PNP chief, the two policemen really showed professionalism despite being cursed and insulted by a motorist identified as Franz Orbos.
An investigation showed the two responded to a situation in Tunasan, Muntinlupa City where the vehicle of Orbos had been obstructing the road.
A video of the incident which went viral online showed that when the policemen approached Orbos, the motorist shouted, cursed and even challenged the police officers and a civilian traffic enforcer.
Orbos was allegedly under the influence of alcohol.
Although the Muntinlupa City policemen dealt with Orbos in a peaceful manner, the motorist remained furious and unruly.
In the video, the suspect insisted he was not doing anything wrong and remained uncooperative. He resisted arrest when the policemen tried to handcuff him.
Gen. Eleazar praised the law enforcers for observing maximum tolerance during that incident which could have gone worse.
“I commend the policemen who were verbally abused by the motorist for staying professional and keeping their tempers in check. Napanood ko na ang viral video ng isang nagwalang motorista sa Muntinlupa at pinupuri ko ang mga pulis na nasa video sa pagpapakita ng tunay na kahulugan ng maximum tolerance,” the PNP chief said.
“Parang telenobela lang pero ganitong klaseng sitwasyon ang laging hinaharap ng inyong kapulisan sa mga lansangan, mga taong hindi marunong rumespeto sa batas dahil pakiramdam nila ay hindi sila sakop ng batas,” he added.
Gen. Eleazar said Orbos would be slapped with various criminal charges, including alarm and scandal, resistance and disobedience to a person in authority or agents and direct assault.
“Ang angkang pinagmulan at ang estado sa buhay ay hindi dapat gamitin upang bastusin ang batas at apakan ang karapatan ng iba. That is why I salute those policemen for showing who the better persons are,” Gen. Eleazar said.
“Kapag binastos mo ang batas at ang mga nagpapatupad nito, sisiguraduhin namin na mananagot ka kahit sino ka man o sino pa ang tatay mo. Dahil naniniwala ako na walang matinong magulang ang magkukunsinti sa ganitong klaseng asal ng mga anak,” he warned future lawbreakers in the country.