Statement on the arrest of the alleged POSO personnel

Let me reiterate that we do not condone misconduct and misbehavior in Taguig. Let all those guilty of such be punished to the full extent of the law.

But on our part, we will be filing charges against Makati’s chief of police for encroaching in Taguig territory, well beyond their area of responsibility. There is no direct CA order for the Makati police to exercise jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio or BGC and, despite the NCRPO directive, they still ventured into an area outside of their jurisdiction.

The Makati police lacked the authority to arrest the alleged POSO personnel inside the territory of Taguig. Under the law, the area of responsibility should be respected at all times.

In this light, we also register our demand that Makati surrenders to Taguig all policemen and personnel of its MAPSA, Engineering Office and other employees who encroached within our boundaries.

Again, we call on Mayor Binay to exercise sobriety on this issue. We appeal to him to wait for a final ruling on the case. Please do not force the issue, which is the source of all these tension. Please refrain from issuing confusing statements, which only tends to create problems.

We will continue to exercise jurisdiction over Fort Bonifacio until a final ruling of the courts say otherwise. Let us leave it at that. ###


Kim Pautin
Taguig Public Order and Safety Office


Note: Please see attached police blotter.
 There is no truth to Mayor Binay’s allegation that the alleged POSO personnel arrested had been allowed to escape. Attached in this email is a scanned copy of the Taguig police blotter. The person was released following the rules of due process, as the Makati police can attest to. The attached document is self-explanatory, and countersigned by a member of the Makati police (PCI Dexter Castor).
Blotter Report on the arrest of alleged POSO personnel

Blotter Report on the arrest of alleged POSO personnel

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