MANILA, Philippines General Trias police chief Lt. Col Marlo Solero was sacked from his post after it was found out that there was indeed physical punishment for those who violated the curfew rules in his jurisdiction.
This development came after Darren Peñaredondo , who allegedly broke curfew rules amid the implementation of the enhanced community quarantine, earlier died when he was forced to do 300 rounds of squat-like exercises by police in Cavite.
Solero, however, denied this accusation saying there was no such punishment being imposed.
Two other violators, however, have submitted their sworn affidavits supporting Peñaredondo’s claim, the Philippine National Police said Wednesday.
Administrative and criminal investigations are now being handled by the Cavite police provincial office, the PNP said.
This is to also assure that the PNP does not tolerate any act that is inimical to the best interest of our people, particularly the aggrieved parties in the Peñaredondo case, it said.
Peñaredondo, 28, was allegedly stopped by police while buying mineral water after curfew hours on Thursday. He and other quarantine violators were later made to do difficult exercises by the police. He was released in the morning of Good Friday but started to feel sick later.
He died after going into comatose last Saturday.
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