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MPD cop charged for terrorizing teens

Ghio Ong - The Philippine Star

MANILA, Philippines — A Manila Police District (MPD) police officer has been charged after he was caught on video aiming his gun at teenagers who violated curfew, the Philippine National Police (PNP) reported yesterday.

Cpl. Medel Biloan is in the custody of his unit, the MPD’s Moriones, Tondo substation.

PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar said he ordered the MPD to file administrative and criminal complaints against Biloan, particularly for violating Republic Act 7610, the anti-child abuse law.

Biloan was seen in a closed-circuit television video pulling out his firearm and seemingly threatening to strike the minors, who were caught breaking curfew.

He was also seen in another video drinking liquor outside his house, this time in civilian clothes.

Biloan’s colleagues at the substation arrested him and had him disarmed, the PNP said.

Eleazar blamed Biloan for “putting the police organization in a bad light.”

The PNP chief said Biloan “may have good intentions to enforce the curfew in their community,” but he not only “terrorized the teenagers with his gun, he also violated the law when he was seen drinking on the street and without a face mask.”

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