Franz Luke Orbos, the motorist who cursed at Muntinlupa policemen and traffic enforcers over a traffic violation and bragged about his father, has issued an apology over the incident.
Orbos, listed as the son of former executive secretary, and former Pangasinan governor and representative Oscar Orbos, was in the limelight recently when a video of him hurling invectives and displaying rude behavior against law enforcers was posted on social media.
His altercation with the Muntinlupa police and traffic enforcers happened last July 14 along Susana Heights road in Brgy. Tunasan, a busy thoroughfare near the Susana Heights toll gate.
In the video, Orbos, a resident of San Juan, is seen confronting police officers and traffic enforcers and saying, “Bakit mo ako titiketan? Ano ginawa ko? (Why are you going to give me a ticket? What did I do?)”
He continued his outburst and said, “Bakit niyo ako poposasan? Hindi nyo ba ako kilala? Hindi niyo ako kilala? P**** hindi niyo ako kilala? Kung sino ang tatay ko? P**** kayo e. Ginagago niyo ako. Tingin niyo takot ako sa inyo? (Why are you going to handcuff me? Don’t you know me? Do you know who my father is? You are making a fool of me. Do you think I’m afraid of you?”
He was arrested and the Muntinlupa police and Traffic Management Bureau (MTMB) filed a complaint of alarms and scandals, resistance to a person in authority and direct assaults against him with the Muntinlupa prosecutor’s office.
In an apology issued Sunday, Orbos admitted his mistakes and said it was different from the “Christian values” that his parents taught him.
“Recently, an incident has gone viral on social media involving myself. What you saw on the video is indeed regretful and contrary to how I was raised with Christian values by my loving parents, who taught me to be respectful to the proper authorities,” he said, TV Patrol reported.
Orbos added, “My family and loved ones have been hurt and disturbed for what has happened. I am deeply remorseful and I sincerely apologize to all who were offended by my conduct.”
“Like any human being, I have committed a mistake and I am prepared to suffer the consequences of such. This incident has truly been a learning and humbling experience for me. It has moved me to rise above and beyond these unfortunate circumstances and be a better person for my family, God, and country,” he said.
Listed as complainants in the case filed with the Muntinlupa prosecutor’s office are Police Corporals Marlon Sandoval and Rolando Liban, and traffic enforcers Felicisimo Co Jr. and Ramon Reamico of the MTMB.
In a resolution, the Muntinlupa prosecutor’s office ordered the release of Orbos as “there is a necessity to conduct further investigation as there are matters that need to be clarified. Hence, it is hereby recommended that a Preliminary Investigation be conducted on the instant case.”
The preliminary investigation is scheduled at 11:30 a.m. on July 30 at the Muntinlupa prosecutor’s office.
Orbos was ordered to “submit his counter-affidavits and affidavits of their witness/es, if any, at the preliminary investigation.”
“The respondent is hereby warned that failure on his part to comply with this directive shall be considered a waiver of his right to submit his defense and the case shall be resolved on the basis of the evidence at hand. Let this resolution serve as subpoena for the preliminary investigation. Arresting Officers are directed to release Franz Luke Orbos y Sioson, unless detained for some other lawful cause/s,” according to the resolution.
Franz Luke is listed as one of the three children of Oscar Orbos on the Alpha Insurance & Surety Co. website. Orbos, who also served as transportation secretary, is the company’s chairman of the board.