Tagbilaran village official nabbed for making trouble, punching cop

A COUNCILOR of Barangay Poblacion 1 in Tagbilaran City, Bohol was arrested by the police after he allegedly punched a police officer assigned in the Abellana Police Station in Cebu City on Tuesday morning, March 10, 2020.

The barangay official was identified as Clover Joseph Duhig, 26. He allegedly hit the face of P/SSgt. Robert Batucan inside a hotel on Juana Osmeña St. Before the incident happened, a hotel staff member had called the police station, asking for assistance in subduing a man destroying things in the lobby. The man was later identified as Duhig.

Duhig was no longer in the lobby when the Abellana police officers arrived in the hotel.

Batucan and his fellow officers went to second floor to look for Duhig. Guided by the hotel personnel, the police officers found Duhig.

Batucan said he tried to talk with Duhig, but the barangay councilor punched him in the face, bruising his lips.

The other police officers moved in to arrest Duhig, who said in an interview with Superbalita Cebu that he himself could not understand why he punched Batucan. (BBT / RSR)