MANILA - Police Chief Supt. Alexander Ignacio on Tuesday denied that he personally knows glamour model Alyzza Agustin, who drew flak over her Facebook post about escaping penalty for a traffic violation by flashing the cop's business card.
"First of all, I categorically deny that I personally know Alyzza Agustin, who claimed that she used my business card to avoid getting a traffic citation," Ignacio said in a statement on Tuesday.
Ignacio, who is currently in Malaysia for an ASEAN police conference, said the business card used by Agustin was not an official card representing his office.
"I am a Chief Superintendent (1 star rank) and not a director (2 stars)," he noted.
He also said that Agustin is not his executive assistant, and there is no such position in his office.
He said that while he gives his business card to those who request it, "it goes with the implied condition that I will not be used to violate laws, to shorten prescribed procedures, and for illegal gain."
"I will not tolerate the use of my business card, the facilities of my office or the privileges of my rank for unlawful purposes," Ignacio said.
In her Facebook post, Agustin said she was let go by authorities despite violating the number coding scheme after she showed the business card of Ignacio.
The business card had the words "PLS ASSIST MY EA, ALYZZA AGUSTIN," and allegedly bore Ignacio's signature.
"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. -- With report from Ces Drilon, ABS-CBN News