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. ###
Taguig Public Order and Safety Office