A video of two unidentified policemen performing stunts on motorcycles went viral on Facebook over the weekend, catching the eye of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Following the viral video, PNP chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar ordered an investigation to determine if the riders were indeed men in uniform.
“Matapos kong mapanuod ang viral video na ito ay agad kong inatasan ang Regional Director ng Police Region Office 3 pati na rin ang Director ng Highway Patrol Group na tukuyin, imbestigahan at patawan ng karampatang parusa ang mga kamote riders na ito,” Eleazar said.
The PNP chief stressed how these stunts not only endangered the riders’ lives, but also those of other motorists. The two riders were seen on video performing tricks along a highway and even on the opposite lane. Eleazar said that their actions violated road regulations.
“May tamang lugar sa mga ganitong klaseng gawain at kailanman ay hindi kasama ang mga pampublikong kalsada dahil maari itong magdulot ng aksidente na ikakapahamak ng mga motorista at iba pa naing kababayan,” he remarked.
Meanwhile, Highway Patrol Group head Police Brig. Gen. Alexander Tagum said the men in question were not HPG personnel.
“These clowns are not HPG riders because they are not wearing our prescribed HPG rider’s high-visibility vest,” he told reporters via Viber.