3 MMDA men nabbed for mauling truck driver

Posted at 03/07/2014 12:15 PM

MANILA - Three traffic enforcers of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) were arrested by police authorities for allegedly mauling a truck driver in Quezon City before dawn on Friday.

According to Enrico Derelo, driver of a 10-wheeler truck, he was on his way home after a delivery in Pasig when he was flagged down by three traffic enforcers on board motorcycles along Philcoa corner CP Garcia in Commonwealth at around 12:30 a.m.

Derelo said the MMDA men forced him to surrender his license even though he did not commit any traffic violation.

He said the traffic enforcers also asked him what he was carrying in his truck.

He said when he asked for their names, the three refused to identify themselves.

This prompted him to alight his truck, Derelo said.

However, upon alighting his vehicle, the three traffic enforcers suddenly beat him up.

Derelo then immediately fled the area and reported the incident to the police, who arrested the MMDA men.

The suspects were identified as Anthony Solinas, Mark Lester Banaag and Juan Pagulayan.

They are now facing charges of physical injury and are detained at the Quezon City Police District Station 9.

The three suspects, however, denied Derelo's allegation. -- Report from Eric Dastas, dzMM