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PNP chief calls dangerous riders in viral video ‘kamote’ and ‘payaso’

Police General Guillermo Eleazar orders quick investigation

Law enforcers but lawbreakers? SCREENSHOT FROM VIDEO

The hottest viral video in motoring today is one that shows what appears to be a pair of motorcycle-riding patrol cops doing all sorts of clownery on the road. They proudly put their “riding skills” on display—so much so that the guys taking the video were totally amused and entertained.

The original post was deleted, but a file found its way to us. You may view it here.

Anyway, Philippine National Police chief General Guillermo Eleazar has now issued a statement regarding this:

“Matapos kong mapanood ang viral video na ito, agad kong inatasan ang RD, PRO3, Police Brig. Gen. Val de Leon pati na din ang director ng Highway Patrol Group na tukuyin, imbestigahan at patawan ng karampatang parusa ang mga kamote riders na ito. Kasama sa aking utos ay alamin kung mga pulis nga ang dalawang ito. May tamang lugar sa mga ganitong klaseng gawain at kailanman ay hindi kasama ang mga pampublikong kalsada dahil maari itong magdulot ng aksidente na ikakapahamak ng mga motorista at ng iba pa nating mga kababayan. Inaasahan ko ang mabilis na resulta ng imbestigasyon tungkol dito at binabalaan ko din ang ating mga pulis na motorcycle riders na huwag tularan ang mga iresponsable at mga payasong riders na ito.”

So yeah, the authorities are still not sure whether the two clowns are legitimate cops. Are you surprised? Like we say, everything is permissible in this country.

We don’t know if the “investigation” will result in anything. But at least this episode has once again put the spotlight on the inconsistencies in our law enforcement. And at least the big boss has acknowledged that reckless motorcycle riders—whether from their ranks or not—are mga kamote at payaso.

Just keep sharing videos of irresponsible motoring acts.



Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist for 27 years. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.



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