Motorist decries harassment from alleged police escorts of a VIP in traffic altercation

A video of a traffic altercation between motorists that resulted in the harassment of the complainant is doing the rounds online.

Alleged cop in the traffic altercation

In a Facebook post shared 11,000 times as of Thursday afternoon, on behalf of Timothy John Remorca, Top Gear Philippines posted the video of the aggrieved motorist.

Please read the story of the aggrieved party in the video ad verbatim below:

I want to share a video of a road encounter earlier today. Three white Toyota Hiace vans with flashers and wang-wangs just cut through traffic along Aurora Boulevard coming from Broadway. I was blocked by one of the vans and they all went out to gang up on me. A part of the video shows them pulling my arm out of my window to get me out of the vehicle, while one tries to grab my phone.

I need your help in getting this video posted so proper authorities would know. One of them claimed he was a policeman, and all they could say was that they were heading to ‘Central’. When I confronted them, they kept shouting, ‘Alam mo ba yung sakay namin?’ And when I asked what, they just kept trying to scare me off.

I don’t know what they were transporting, that they had to act like VIPs and use their wang-wangs to get their way through traffic and block the road just to scare me off. They all had LEVANT CLUB stickers.”

Not all were happy with the video contributor and got bashed instead because many felt that the video did not show the entire story that would help the viewers identify whose at fault in the first place.

In his defense, the video sender felt obliged to explain his side and wrote:

I have never posted a video of a road encounter before other than this.

I have read the comments and opinions and I respect them. I know I too was at fault if viewed from an angle but there will always be a threshold of driving defensively and being vigilant on the road.

“I’d like to clarify that I didn’t race the vans to cut the convoy, my fault was not capturing the first instance one of the vans actually beat the red light in the intersection and almost hit me, the next trigger was that same van started cutting into my lane and not letting me pass when I blew my horn. I won’t even consider posting this if not for that very act they did just to prove something. And when asked, all they say is ‘alam mo ba ang karga namin?’ which is honestly just an act of threat. Adding to the fact that one claimed to be a Policeman without being able to show identification.

“We have our own opinions and I have watched many videos like these. I just wanted everyone to see that if no one acts and questions false claims of authority, more of these abuses would plague our roads.

“This is when I realized that there are many like minded car guys and group members who share the same principle on taking action at certain margins. And we can only cure this ‘disease’ by working together.

Perhaps this comment on Top Gear Philippines should give us a clue of the identity of the VIP on board in one of the vans involve in the traffic altercation.

Central refers to INC Central and that 2. the sacred passengers on board are INC members. Except for a precious few, all I am getting are ad hominem attacks and very little explanation. Can anyone here provide an alternate explanation? Also a lot of the guys here haven’t read the updates made by TGP which adds to the likelihood of my first comment.

As of Thursday afternoon, the video has been viewed half a million times and still counting.

WAS THIS NECESSARY? WHO ARE THESE MEN?

From Timothy John Remorca: "I want to share a video of a road encounter earlier today. Three white Toyota Hiace vans with flashers and wang-wangs just cut through traffic along Aurora Boulevard coming from Broadway. I was blocked by one of the vans and they all went out to gang up on me. A part of the video shows them pulling my arm out of my window to get me out of the vehicle, while one tries to grab my phone.I need your help in getting this video posted so proper authorities would know. One of them claimed he was a policeman, and all they could say was that they were heading to 'Central'. When I confronted them, they kept shouting, 'Alam mo ba yung sakay namin?' And when I asked what, they just kept trying to scare me off.I don't know what they were transporting, that they had to act like VIPs and use their wang-wangs to get their way through traffic and block the road just to scare me off. They all had LEVANT CLUB stickers."

Posted by TOP GEAR PHILIPPINES on Wednesday, March 2, 2016


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