Camp Olivas, City of San Fernando, Pampanga- PRO3 Regional Director PBGEN VALERIANO T DE LEON announced on Sunday, April 4 that he will not intervene with the directive of Angeles City Mayor Carmelo Lazatin to relieve all members of Angeles City Police Station 5 following the viral prank video that circulated on social media on Friday, April 2.

Said prank video which was posted on the social media page of SY Music Entertainment “showed an individual supposedly being apprehended by uniformed personnel using a PNP marked vehicle.”

PBGEN DE LEON immediately instructed PCOL ROMMEL BATANGAN, OIC, ACPO to conduct investigation on the two (2) police officers as well as those involved in said prank video where they can be seen violating health protocols.

Meanwhile, the seventeen (17) individuals identified as Kang Min Ho, Korean National; Aryan De Mesa; Klaid Christopher Diaz Tugade; Geraldine C Duran; Jennifer Mabilin; Michelle Anne Manalo; Diane Alexes Soquino; Marielle Shennen Uy @Angel; Cinderella Dizon Sallican; Lee Eun Hwan; Sun Donho; Kim Jenseok; Yan Jae Hyuk all Korean National; Edmond Brix Estacio; Leonid Alester Baterna; Gerson Arboleda and Oliver Francis Garcia are now facing charges for violation of IATF protocols while the two (2) patrolmen are facing administrative charges.

"We do not condone any misconduct and misdemeanor from our personnel especially this time of pandemic. We are serious and stern in the implementation of IATF guidelines and we even risked our lives to contain the widespread of the virus and their acts are unacceptable," PBGEN DE LEON added. (PIO-3)