Senate eyes hearing on QC road rage incident next week

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 31) — The Senate is expected to begin next week its inquiry on the Quezon City road rage involving a former policeman, who was caught on video threatening a cyclist with a gun.

"Kailangan nating gumawa ng mga hakbang para hindi maulit ito sa mga cyclists, motorcyclists, as well as the general riding public," Senate President Juan Miguel Zubiri told CNN Philippines' The Source on Thursday.

[Translation: We need to come up with solutions to ensure this will not happen again to cyclists, motorcyclists, as well as the general riding public.]

He said the chamber targets to hold the first hearing on Sept. 5 or 6.

According to Zubiri, former police officer Wilfredo Gonzales committed several violations – including abuse of authority and grave threats.

So far, Gonzales' gun permits have been revoked, and authorities have confiscated three more guns in his possession.

The Philippine National Police has also filed a complaint for alarms and scandals against the former policeman. However, the victim continues to refuse to file a separate case against Gonzales.

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Zubiri said the driver's license of any person involved in road rage should also be automatically suspended, or revoked if necessary.