Young police chief’s ‘arresting’ looks draws attention to Albay town

Published January 19, 2021, 7:17 AM

by Niño Luces

STO. DOMINGO, Albay – If looks could kill, then P/Capt. Ryan Flores’ looks is meant to serve and protect.

Photo of the Sto. Domingo MPS chief Police Captain Ryan Flores during his courtesy call to Mayor Jun Aguas. (Photo by Councilor Mark Aguas/ FACEBOOK/ MANILA BULLETIN)

The young police chief of this town has been drawing attention online ever since Sto. Domingo Councilor Mark Aguas posted Flores’ photos on the internet.

Flores assumed his post as Sto. Domingo police chief on Monday, and as customary, he paid a courtesy call on Mayor Jun Aguas.

That was when the councilor snapped he photos.

And that online post has stoked the curiosity of local folk.

“Parang gusto kong mag-motor dyan sa Sto. Domingo ng walang helmet at lisensiya (I think I want to go on a motorcycle to Sto. Domingo without a helmet and license),” posted Mhing Khe Berces with the clear intention of being jailed and probably seeing Flores. 

Another netizen Clark Allen wants to be more daring.

“Kuya, pag nag-public scandal ako dahil sa ipagsisigawan ko ang pagmamahal ko sa yo. Ipakulong mo ko dyan sa Sto. Domingo ah. Wala na akong balak makalaya. Ikaw mag interrogate sa ‘kin,” he said.

(If I commit public scandal by shouting to all that I love you, you will have me arrested in Sto. Domingo. I don’t have any plans to go free, as long as you will be the one to interrogate me) 

Then there were some girls who expressed interest in getting their police clearance in Sto. Domingo. Some even wanted to be adopted as residents of the town.

But a netizen had a different idea. “Let’s walk around Sto. Domingo without a face mask and a face shield,” obviously enticing Flores to come and get her.

And in the string of comments in Mark’s post, it was also observed that many were already planning to pay Sto. Domingo a visit just to get a glimpse of Flores.

Mayor Aguas has taken notice and has called it “COP fever”.

And said he was hoping that the arrival of the good-looking chief of police would translate into his constituents becoming more law-abiding citizens, particularly in following health protocols during this pandemic.