By Dhel Nazario
Five police officers including the Station Commander of the Police Community Precinct 1 of Pasay City were relieved on Tuesday after an alleged mishandling of acts of lasciviousness case filed against a Chinese national.
According to Pasay City Police Chief, Senior Supt. Noel Flores, the order came from National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief, Regional Director Guillermo Eleazar. They were identified as Chief Inspector Remedios Terte, Police Officer 3 Archie Rodriguez, PO3 Ranier Dumanacal, SPO2 Jonathan Bayot and SPO3 Timothy Mengote
This was done following a report that the Pasay City Police received regarding one of the victims’ mother who was upset with the way the five police officers acted during the processing of the case.
The incident happened last February 7, at around 8:50 in the evening inside a theme park in Pasay City. Three students from St. Paul Quezon City complained against a Chinese national identified as Zang Yang, 19, billeted at Antel Tower, Pasay City.
According to the report, Yang purposely touched the victims’ private areas while inside the “Dungeon Area” of the amusement park. They immediately reported the incident to the security personnel who arrested the suspect.
Flores told Manila Bulletin that the suspect was processed and is still under the custody of the Pasay City Police yet they are still investigating whether there was an alleged mishandling in the case.
He added that the police officers might have acted or said something which upset one of the victim’s parents. However, he did not specify what kind of actuation or words were said or done by the police officers.