Locsin on ‘yantok’ punishment: Do what superior races do, impose fine vs health violators | Inquirer News

Locsin on ‘yantok’ punishment: Do what superior races do, impose fine vs health violators

By: - Reporter / @ConsINQ
/ 08:58 PM December 05, 2020

FILE — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. (Voltaire F Domingo/Senate PRIB)

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teddy Boy Locsin Jr. on Saturday said health rules violators must be slapped with fines as he thumbed down law enforcers’ threat to use “yantok” (rattan sticks) to discipline the violators.

“Do what the superior races do — e.g. the Chinese. In Hong Kong and Singapore violators of health protocols are fined hundreds, even thousands of dollars,” Locsin said in a tweet


He was reacting to the Commission on Human Rights’ statement in response to the Joint Task Force COVID-19 Shield chief Lt. Gen. Cesar Hawthorne Binag’s threat to arm social distancing patrollers with rattan sticks to hit COVID-19 protocol violators.

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) earlier urged police to ramp up information campaigns on COVID-19 instead of unnecessary use of force because it might cause humiliation and trauma.


The country’s top diplomat agreed with the CHR, citing his frustration against a police officer who hit a resident at a mosque in Quiapo, Manila.

“She’s [CHR] right. I outed a uniformed piece of shit who whipped a Muslim woman in Quiapo with a stick at start of lockdown. He should have been impaled on a crescent or at least had a frozen croissant shoved up his anus. Oddly, ABSCBN which showed it didn’t follow up my suggestion,”  he said.

Lt. Col. Reynaldo Magdaluyo, then head of Manila Police Station 3, confessed to being one of the police officers caught on video swearing and striking a man using a stick at the Golden Mosque Compound.

Despite the viral video, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Debold Sinas, then  National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, said Magdaluyo only pushed but did not hit the resident.


No complaints were filed against Magdaluyo, but the investigation into the incident continued.


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