Taguig marshal's gun license expired, says Mar
MANILA – Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas on Friday said the public order and safety officer of Taguig who was involved in an incident with Makati Police over posters inside the disputed Bonifacio Global City had an expired gun license.
Roxas said he is still waiting for the official report of the Philippine National Police (PNP) regarding the incident.
Roxas said the incident happened inside the Makati City boundary.
"Doon nagkaroon ng altercation o insidente kasama ang public orders and safety officer ng Taguig nung hinabol na siya. Nadakip siya ng Global City, may dala siyang baril at expired na ang lisensya nito. Malinaw na may paglabag sa kaniyang ginawa sa loob ng boundary ng Makati at may paglabag sa pagdala ng baril na expired na lisensya," he said.
Roxas said the PNP has been instructed to clarify the work and standard operating procedures to avoid problems between the policemen of Makati and Taguig City as the cities remain in a legal battle for some disputed barangays, including Bonifacio Global City.
Asked if he would deploy another police force to secure the area, Roxas kept the option open.
"Maaari…Aantayin ko ang rekomendasyon ng SPD [Southern Police District] at director general ng PNP though this is a matter of SOPs [Standard Operating Procedures] of both units," he said.
Right now, Roxas said there is a status quo which means Taguig should secure the area.
"Ang kasalukuyan, patakaran sa kasalukuyan status quo, which is Taguig," Roxas said.
Asked if he would summon Makati Mayor Junjun Binay and Taguig Mayor Lani Cayetano about the matter, Roxas said, "Palagay ko ‘di na kailangan patawag ‘yung 2 mayors, mature naman ‘yan," he said.