Cop mulls charges vs model in 'calling card scandal'


Posted at Oct 02 2014 09:21 PM | Updated as of Oct 03 2014 05:27 AM

MANILA – Police Chief Supt. Alexander Ignacio is planning to file charges against model Alyzza Agustin, who stirred controversy on social media after she posted on Facebook that she used the cop’s business card to avoid getting a traffic citation.

“I am consulting with the PNP Legal Service as well as the CIDG [on] what appropriate charges I can file," Ignacio said in a text message on Thursday.

Ignacio, who is in Malaysia for an ASEAN police conference, is expected to fly back to Manila on Friday.

Ignacio earlier denied that he personally knows Agustin, adding that the business card that the model used was not official.

He also said that he will not tolerate the use of his business card or privileges of his rank "for unlawful purposes."

Agustin posted a photo of the business card she allegedly flashed to authorities, who let her go despite violating the number coding scheme.

On the back of the business card were the words "PLS ASSIST MY EA, ALYZZA AGUSTIN" and a signature allegedly of Ignacio’s.

"Nahuli nanaman ako dahil coding but because of you, Boss Alex, wala ng huli huli. Thank you so much sa napaka useful mong card with matching dedication pa #happykid," Agustin said in her Facebook, which has since been deleted.

Agustin has apologized for her post, also claiming that she does not know Ignacio personally.