Soldier nabbed for commotion
Iris Hazel M. Mascardo (The Freeman) - September 22, 2020 - 12:00am

CEBU, Philippines —  A member of the Philippine Army was arrested and is now being detained for reportedly causing commotion during a drinking session late Sunday night in Barangay Tinago, Cebu City.

Police Captain Edgar Labe, chief of the Cebu City Police Office Station 3, identified the soldier as certain Private First Class Dan Louie Bornea, 29, who is currently assigned in the PA Engineering Brigade in Capiz.

Bornea is from Poblacion, Badian, Cebu and reportedly visited his girlfriend in Barangay Tinago, Cebu City.

"Nag-inom man gud ni sila, naa ni siyay mga kaila dira, mga amigo, unya niingon to’ng atoang mga polis nga nilabay ra didto kay naay gihapit ba, nya unsa na ning orasa, past curfew na, pagtaud-taud na, nabantayan nalang nila nga naa nay nasamok, nag-unay na sila, naay mga tawo na didto seguro nga nakapuno sa crowd," Labe told reporters.

According to Labe, the drinking session was inside the house but the commotion started when Bornea was reportedly having a conflict with his friend outside which caught the attention of the neighbors.

The incident happened at around 11 p.m. when Patrolman Ronald Paghacian along with a barangay tanod tried to pacify the commotion.

Paghacian tried to calm down Bornea but the latter reportedly “choked” and squeezed the policeman.

"Napakong siya ba kay gidut-an siya aning sundalo, kay mao lagi na naglamok-lamok naman kuno ni (soldier) didto, unruly naman ning sundalo maong gidakop na," said Labe.

"Ang kato sad na kuyog niya nga tanod, nabun-og pud daw unya maoy hinungdan nga iya nang giaresto ning maong sundalo," he added.

Bornea will be facing charges for violating the curfew ordinance of the city, and resistance and disobedience against the authorities. — GMR (FREEMAN)

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