Senators Sherwin Gatchalian and JV Ejercito want to the foreigner who had a heated argument with a police officer in Dasmariñas Village, Makati City.
“Deport the Coño!” tweeted senator JV Ejercito to which Gatchalian replied, “Ang yabang Bro. Dapat i-deport na yan kaagad. Kung hindi, mamaliitin na lang mga pulis natin. Hindi tama yan. [He’s arrogant bro. He should be deported immediately. If not, our police would be belittled. It’s not right.]”
According to the Spanish national Javier Salvador Parra, his housemaid Cherelyn Escalante was in his front yard watering the plants on Sunday. A barangay staff, however, saw her not wearing a face mask. Senior Master Sergeant Roland Von Madrona then came and asked the Makati foreigner to pay P1,000 fine for the violation of Escalante.
“I wasn’t aware that there is a law saying that inside your own property you must wear a face mask,” Parra said in an email to the media.
Makati City police report said Madrona was requested by the Barangay Dasmariñas’ chairwoman to impose the ECQ rules in the area. Escalante was also “outside perimeter property” when the apprehension happened, the report said.
Parra said Escalante went to him to report what happened. He then went outside to confront the police and asked why he needed to pay the fine for the supposed violation.
“I told him frankly that a fine isn’t necessary as it occurred on private property. It escalated with the policeman charging at me and trespassing my private property without a valid search warrant and wanting to arrest me for no valid reason,” he said.
Senator Panfilo Lacson, meanwhile on Monday, said that the Bureau of Immigration (BI) might need to investigate the incident and called the Parra an “arrogant foreign national.”
“The Bureau of Immigration may have to look into the matter. If a deportation proceeding is in order, they should act swiftly and decisively,” Lacson, a former PNP chief, said in a statement.
“Arrogance has no place in our country – especially so in a situation where either all of us win, or all of us lose to the COVID-19 threat,” the senator added.