Two men cited for not wearing face masks end up in jail after making a bomb threat in Cavite

Published April 21, 2022, 2:01 PM

by Carla Bauto Deña

BACOOR CITY, Cavite – A simple reminder to comply with minimum public health protocols took a chaotic turn in Barangay Real 1 here.

Bacoor City Police Station arrested Alvin Ramos and Jonald Aquino on Wednesday, April 21, when the two threw a fit after being accosted by barangay officials for not wearing face masks.

The suspects cursed the barangay officials and challenged them to a duel.

According to the police report, the suspects said, “Patayan na lang tayo (Let’s duel to death),” and “Gusto n’yo pasabugin ko barangay hall n’yo (If you want, I’ll blow up your barangay hall).”

“Parang binabalewala nila ‘yung mga barangay tanod eh. Na-handle naman nila, dinala sa station (They seemed to disregard the barangay officials. But the officials handled the situation well and brought the suspects to the station),” Patrolman Marco Romero C. Cupo told the Manila Bulletin.

Cupo says the suspects may have been intoxicated during the incident.

Both suspects are under police custody and are facing charges for the bomb threat as well as oral defamation, unjust vexation, challenging to a duel, and disobedience to a person in authority.