Locsin berates Catanduanes police official for remarks on respecting cops after Tarlac shooting | Inquirer News

Locsin berates Catanduanes police official for remarks on respecting cops after Tarlac shooting

/ 12:39 PM December 22, 2020

MANILA, Philippines — Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. gave a police chief in Catanduanes a mouthful for saying that the moral lesson of the widely criticized Tarlac shooting is to respect the police.

In an expletive-laden tweet on Tuesday morning, Locsin said he would run over the police officer if he chanced upon him along a street.

“Is it true an (expletive) police officer said that this incident will teach people, even if they have white hair, to respect police? Pu******* mo. I see you in the street I will run over you, you piece of native sh*t and incontrovertible proof that Independence was premature,” Locsin said.


Police Captain Ariel Buraga, chief-of-police of Bato town in Catanduanes, drew fierce criticisms online after claiming in a now-deleted Facebook post that it would do well for people, even those the older ones, to show respect to law enforcers, referencing the Tarlac shooting involving another policeman who killed his elder neighbor and her son.

Sonya Gregorio and her son Frank were shot point-blank by Police Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca on Sunday outside their house in Paniqui, Tarlac after a heated confrontation.

The shooting incident was captured on video and has gone viral on various social media platforms with the hashtags #StopTheKillingsPH, #JusticeForSonyaGregorio, and #EndPoliceBrutality.

Malacañang has vowed to deliver justice over the killings and assured that President Duterte will not protect Nuezca.

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