Charges await troublemakers on Gen. Maxilom Avenue

THE Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) and Cebu City Government have decided to file an alarm and scandal charges against the two groups that were involved in a riot on Gen. Maxilom Avenue around 4 a.m. Saturday, December 3, 2022.

A video of the incident was uploaded by a certain Grace Panugaling on her Facebook page and it later went viral.

The two groups were summoned to the office of CCPO Chief Police Colonel Ireneo Dalogdog in the afternoon of the same day and it was found out that jealousy was the reason behind the incident.

Councilor Phillip Zafra was present during the meeting.

Dalogdog said the confrontation started when somebody from another group approached the girl who was with her male friends drinking in the area.

Soon after, the group took turns punching the man but the latter’s companions came to his rescue, causing more trouble.

Their confrontation was only disrupted when a policeman arrived.

Dalogdog ordered Abellana Police Station 2 commander Major Nolan Tagsip to conduct an investigation on the incident and summon the persons involved in the melee.

During the meeting, the two groups agreed to settle their differences and decided not to file a case against each other.

They also issued an apology.

Dalogdog, however, said they will continue filing their charges to prevent the youths from creating troubles on the streets.

“Pero ang City Government represented by Honorable Councilor Phillip Zafra hindi nila tino-tolerate. Even kaming mga kapulisan gusto namin na masampahan ng kaso yung mga tao na yun dahil hindi lang to first time nangyari; pangalawang beses nato. So sabi pa nga ni Councilor Phillip Zafra, we will study kung ano yung pinakamababa siguro na ipa-file nila ay yung alarm and scandal,” Dalogdog said.

(But the City Government represented by Honorable Councilor Phillip Zafra does not tolerate. Even us policemen want those people charged because it is not the first time it happened but second. So according to Councilor Phillip Zafra, the least that they can file is alarm and scandal.)

Dalogdog clarified that members of the two groups involved in the riot are 27 years old and above and can no longer be considered minors.

The two groups are also not part of a fraternity. (AYB, TPT)