Makati cop files raps vs foreigner who allegedly disobeyed lockdown measures

Mike Navallo, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 28 2020 01:46 PM | Updated as of Apr 28 2020 03:05 PM

MANILA - A Makati policeman on Tuesday filed a complaint before the city's prosecutor against the foreigner who figured in an altercation with authorities in a posh village in the city that has since gone viral on social media.

Police Senior Master Sgt. Roland Von Madrona accused Javier Salvador Parra of direct assault, resistance and disobedience to a person in authority, and unjust vexation, as well as violation of the Law on Reporting of Communicable Diseases and a Makati City ordinance penalizing the non-wearing of face masks.

The Makati City Police has also claimed Salvador Parra was overstaying in the Philippines, which Immigration bureau spokesperson Dana Sandoval said authorities are looking into.

Police Lt. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar, commander of Joint Task Force Coronavirus Shield, said the Makati City Police went to the city prosecutor's office on Monday night to file charges against Salvador Parra. 

Makati police chief Col. Rogelio Simon earlier said his men accosted the foreigner's househelp for not wearing a face mask while outside the residence. 

Salvador Parra, however, told 2 police officers to go to Tondo or Manila instead of his house, according to a video shared by the JTF-COVID Shield.

A separate video on social media earlier showed a police officer trying to arrest the foreigner while his wife said authorities need to present an arrest warrant.

Simon said police were then compelled to place the man under arrest for being belligerent, but he resisted and fled to his house.