NCRPO confirms another road rage incident involving cop, alleged AFP intelligence personnel

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, August 30) — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) on Wednesday confirmed that a policeman and an alleged member of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines (ISAFP) were involved in a road rage incident in Makati City.

NCRPO spokesperson PLTCol Eunice Salas told CNN Philippines’ Balitaan the incident involved PSSg. Marsan Dolipas, a cop from Pasay City, and a rider who identified himself to be Angelito Velasquez Rencio from the ISAFP.

The incident happened along Osmeña Highway in Brgy. Pio Del Pilar, Makati City on Aug. 25.

Citing initial report from Makati police, Salas said the heated argument between Dolipas and the rider started after the latter sideswiped the cop.

Bumaba po si pulis and nakita po n’ya na mayroong baril dito sa baywang itong rider kaya agad po n’yang kinuha ‘yung baril…iniiwas po nung pulis ‘yung katawan n’ya at tsaka ‘yung baril doon sa rider para po hindi na po sila magkasakitan,” she explained.

[Translation: The policeman alighted and saw that the rider had a gun on his waist that is why he immediately took it. The cop was moving his body and the gun away from the rider so that they will not harm each other.]

Makati’s sub-station 3 responded to the incident. Dolipas and the rider had a discussion at the police station, where the latter introduced himself as a member of the ISAFP. The police confiscated their guns, Salas said.

The NCRPO spokesperson admitted there were lapses in the investigation because no appropriate report was made after the alleged ISAFP member was allowed to leave the police station.

He said he would just retrieve documents proving his affiliation with ISAFP and his mission order to bring a firearm, but he did not return to the police station, Salas said.

Salas also bared that Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos ordered to conduct a manhunt to find the rider. Authorities are also investigating the rider to confirm his identity, connection to the ISAFP, and permit to carry firearm.

Meanwhile, Dolipas was relieved from his post and administrative charges against him are being prepared, Salas said.

Due to the lapses in the investigation, the Makati sub-station 3 commander and desk officer involved were also relieved. Appropriate administrative charges will also be filed against them, according to Salas.

Driver’s license suspended

Meanwhile, the Land Transportation Office (LTO) has preventively suspended for 90 days the driver’s license of both Dolipas and Rencio.

The LTO-National Capital Region has also issued a show cause order requiring the two to explain in a notarized affidavit why they should not be held liable for violations of Section 48 (reckless driving), Section 27 (improper person to use a motorized vehicle), and Section 24 (obstruction of traffic) of the Land Transportation and Traffic Code.

The agency also said its records showed that the motorcycle is an unregistered vehicle.

“The LTO-NCR was already ordered to block any attempt to register the motorcycle while the investigation is ongoing,” the LTO said in a statement.

Last Aug. 8, former policeman Wilfredo Gonzales was also filmed hitting a cyclist on the head and drawing a handgun after the latter bumped his car in Quezon City.

The road rage incident was not the first time Gonzales was caught and reprimanded for misconduct. Philippine National Police spokesperson Col. Jean Fajardo said Gonzales has twice been ordered dismissed by the PNP when he was in service — although the first one was eventually downgraded to a demotion.

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