THE police officer who was involved in the alarm and scandal incident in Marikina City surrendered to his superiors on Saturday night at Camp Karingal, Quezon City.
Quezon City Police District Director BGen. Nicolas Torre 3rd said in a statement sent to reporters on Sunday that Cpl. Felipe Pauig, 32, assigned with the District Tactical Motorized Unit, presented himself to his superior, LtCol. Reynaldo Vitto, and voluntarily surrendered his service firearm.
He is presently under restricted custody.
Torre ordered a manhunt against Pauig on Friday after he created some disturbance last Sept. 1, 2022 along Kangkong Street, Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.
Also involved were his friends, identified as Jail Officer 1 Dolfino Gatan, assigned at the Bureau of Jail Management and Penology in Bicutan, Taguig City, and Jestony Pauig, a security guard, and a resident of Barangay Tumana, Marikina City.
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Torre said the Marikina Police Station filed a case for violation of Article 155, or alarm and scandal, while the QCPD also initiated a pre-charge evaluation of his case to determine his administrative liability.
"Hindi namin kailanman kukunsintihin ang mga abusadong pulis na sumisira sa magandang imahe ng kapulisan lalo na dito sa QCPD. Mabuti na lang at sumuko siya at hindi na hinintay na makorner pa. Tinitiyak namin sa publiko na ang mga ganitong gawain ay hindi sumasalamin sa buong organisasyon. Kaya naman, hinihikayat namin ang publiko na kaagad magsumbong kung may mga abusadong pulis kahit anong ranggo, para sila ay maalis sa serbisyo (We will never tolerate abusive policemen who ruin the good image of the police force, especially here at QCPD. Luckily, he gave up and didn't wait to be cornered. We assure the public that such activities do not reflect on the entire organization. Therefore, we encourage the public to immediately report abusive policemen of any rank, so that they can be removed from service," Torre said.
National Capital Regional Police Office chief BGen. Jonnel Estomo said he will not tolerate police personnel's acts of wrongdoing.