Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte on Wednesday said the policemen who profiled the Maginhawa pantry organizer were not from Quezon City Police District (QCPD).
“The three police officers, sinabi ng station commander sakin ‘hindi ko po ‘yan dineploy maam hindi galing yan sa QCPD’ so hindi samin yon (The three police officers, the station commander told me ‘I didn’t deploy that ma’am it’s not from the QCPD’ so they are not from us),” Mayor Belmonte said in an interview with ANC.
“I’m assuming galing sa ELCAC (National Task Force to End Local Communist Armed Conflict) kasi binanggit naman po ng ELCAC kahapon na pinaikot naman talaga nila ‘yung mga community kitchen (I’m assuming it’s from ELCAC because ELCAC mentioned yesterday that they the community kitchens moved around the city),” she added.
Ana Patricia Non, the Maginhawa community pantry organizer, appealed for help from the city government after being red-tagged on social media and asked by three policemen to give her private information.
Mayor Belmonte also clarified that the QCPD police do not use long arms and only use “yantok” to enforce social distancing.
“They should just be holding the yantok because that’s one-meter long that’s supposed to measure social distance,” she added.