Barangay chief punches MMDA employee

Marc Jayson Cayabyab, Ralph Edwin Villanueva - The Philippine Star
Barangay chief punches MMDA employee
The Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) conducts a clearing operation led by MMDA Task Force Special Operations Chief Bong Nebrija along Moriones Street in Tondo, Manila on January 24, 2023.
Ernie Penaredondo

MANILA, Philippines — A barangay chairman in Tondo, Manila was accused of punching an employee of the Metropolitan Manila Development Authority (MMDA) yesterday.

Barangay 51 captain Rommel Bravo allegedly punched a member of the agency’s clearing operations team, MMDA Task Force Special Operations and Anti-Colorum Unit head Bong Nebrija said.

The MMDA team was clearing the Mabuhay Lane along Dagupan extension in Tondo when the encounter happened.

Bravo reportedly intervened and stopped the MMDA personnel from removing the water compressor of his “vendo-car wash” supposedly because it provides additional funding for the barangay.

Nebrija said Bravo allegedly threatened them with the words, “Sige, subukan niyo kunin ‘yan. Sa barangay ‘yan. Magkakasubukan tayo.”

Nebrija said he reported the incident to the Department of the Interior and Local Government.


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