PNP eyes motorcycle checkpoints after Kim Chiu 'riding-in-tandem' attack


Posted at Mar 05 2020 09:29 AM | Updated as of Mar 05 2020 09:36 AM

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MANILA — The Philippine National Police said Wednesday it would set up checkpoints for motorcycles after "riding-in-tandem" gunmen fired at the vehicle of actress Kim Chiu this week.

The "selective" checkpoints will flag down motorcycles that have 2 riders and lack license plates, said PNP chief Gen. Archie Gamboa.

"Ibalanse natin kung paano iyong traffic... Probably selective lang siya para hindi rin siya magdulot [ng trapik]," he told DZMM.

(Let's balance it with traffic management. The checkpoints will probably be selective so that they won't cause traffic jams.)

Gamboa said he would also meet with Metro Manila police leaders about motorcycle-riding criminals.

"I will call for a special meeting for this kasi nga alam ko, concerned na concerned ang tao dito," he said.

(The public is very concerned about this.)

Two men on board a motorcycle on Wednesday fired at the van carrying Chiu. She and her 2 companions were unhurt.

Investigators are looking at possible mistaken identity in the gun attack, the Quezon City police said.