In this Feb. 9, 2019 photo, NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazar talks to Chinese student Jialz Zhang.
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WATCH: Chinese student chided for throwing 'taho' at cop
( - February 11, 2019 - 7:48pm

MANILA, Philippines — A 23-year-old Chinese student made headlines over the weekend after she threw a soybean drink or "taho" at a police officer at the MRT-3 Boni Avenue Station in Mandaluyong City.

National Capital Region Police Office chief Guillermo Eleazar then personally went to meet Jialz Zhang to reiterate the need for the liquid ban, which the Chinese national violated.

Eleazar said PO1 William Cristobal, the police officer manning the MRT station when Zhang arrived, already explained to her the need for the liquid ban.

Irked Eleazar scolded Zhang for her “disrespectful” move but maintained it was just for the public’s safety.

“They are just implementing these policies for your protection. Have you heard the incidents of bombing in any other place like here in the Philippines?”

Eleazar said Zhang could avail other transportation options if she does not want to follow the policy.

In turn, Zhang apologized for her misconduct.

“I’m so sorry, I’m so sorry,” Zhang said.

Watch the confrontation between Eleazar and Zhang here:

—Rosette Adel

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