The Police Chief of Koronadal Cotabato is under fire on social media after raw video captured him and his men gambling inside the police station was leaked online.
The video was obtained by Brigada News FM Koronadal from an unnamed source and posted it on its Facebook page just today, April 3, 2019.
Brigada News FM Koronadal identified the Koronadal Police Chief as Lt. Col. Kebry Bajo while the subordinates has yet to be identified.
According to the Brigada News FM Koronadal report, the video showed the Koronadal policemen in civilian and uniformed clothes playing cards in two separate tables.
Aside from gambling, another Koronadal policeman was caught what drinking, what Brigada News FM Koronadal believed to be a liquor.
In an exclusive interview with Koronadal Police Chief Lt. Col. Kerby Bajo, the former admitted it was indeed him and his men in the video.
Lt. Col. Bajo told Brigada News FM Koronadal that it was the ‘happy hour’ of his men to kill time and boredom for a planned police operation the following day.
May kunting pagkakamali, tinitipon ko ang tropa, nagpapahappy hour ako, di ko naman pinapalabas ng estasyon. Siguro hindi naman ano Sir yung sugal talaga na nagpapa-tong. Yung parang katuwaan lang nila, para papatay oras, yung boryong, Bajo explained.
When asked if they were playing with bets? Lt. Col. Bajo said in the affirmative but only small bets.
Nagpupustahan naman siguro Sir pero maliit, Lt. Col. Bajo told Brigada News FM Koronadal.
Lt. Col. Bajo also told Brigada News FM Koronadal that ‘happy hour’ video occured on January because they did not have their Christmas party when one of their colleagues was slain.
Meanwhile, the ‘happy hour’ video of the Koronadal Police station has been getting mixed reactions on social media.
One camp defended the actions of the Koronadal Police station while one camp condemned the action of the policemen in the video.
Faisal Tampi Hahaha happy hour, imbes na pg uusapan mgplano ano ung dapat gawin kinabukasan or mg praktis man lang kso inum sugal hahahha ayos din pasweldo ng mga tao sa inyo.
Ken Dee Yan.. abuso pa sa Gobyerno… kaya gigil na gigil kayo sa pangulo dahil napupurnada mga maling gawa nyo.. 😡
Philip Quilog Magdale Kahit maliit ang pusta nyo bawal parin yan illegal gambing yan. Nag inom pa kayu… Ikaw ay bugok na hepe… Pati mga taohan mo bugok.
Meanwhile, Hazel Estimada appealed to netizens to give the policemen a break because she believes that after the hard work, our cops also need to enjoy their ‘happy hour’ when they are not on red alert.
grabe ha? give them their fair share of “kasiyahan” kahit papano. Hindi nman sguro mg ganganito kng hindi sila nka high alert. ano gusto nyo? yung parang mga robot na nkaupo mghihintay ng gyera na pulis/sundalo? yung iba jan, its their way of making themselves AWAKE kasi yung iba galing pa sa operations na MAGDAMAGAN. eh bakit kayo, are you honestly not using facebook or social media during working hours nyo? tapos sasabihin nyo bnabayrab sla galing sa tax natin? at bakit ndi din ba tayo nakinabang sa tax natin? (like gov’t project) hello! EVERYONE DESERVES IT. HINDI NMAN CGURO SILA BOBO NA MGSUSUGAL WHILE NKA RED ALERT NOH.
Rando Realin also defended the Koronadal police caught in the embarrassing video.
Ok lng yan katuwaan lng baga kasi ala nman silang operasyon mga civilian nga pag alang ginagawa nagtotong it oh nag iinoman kaya whag masamain yan daming napupuna mga tao maging patas nman kayo tao din mga yan.
Netizen Shane Isakagatos says this is the norm in the Philippines. As usual pulis….law enforcer…law violator…
You may watch the video below now.