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NCRPO wants Chinese national considered as ‘undesirable alien’ for taho-throwing incident

Jiale Zhang under the custody of the Mandaluyong City Police Community Precinct 5 (Photo by Mandaluyong Police Information Office)

The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will recommend branding a Chinese national as an ‘undesirable alien’ for throwing a cup of soybean curd drink, locally known as taho, to a police providing security at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) station in Boni Ave., Mandaluyong.

In a statement on Sunday, Feb. 10, NCRPO chief PDir Guillermo Eleazar ¬†is considering Jiale Zhang, a 23-year old Chinese student, as an ‘undesirable alien’ can be used as a basis by the Department of Immigration for her deportation.

Authorities apprehended Jiale on Saturday, Feb. 9, after she intentionally splashed a cup of taho to PO1 William Cristobal, who tried to explain to her that she cannot enter the MRT station with her drink.

MRT, and other train systems in the Philippines, currently implements a ban on foods and drinks for security purposes.

“Hindi lang naman sa kanya isinasagawa ito kundi sa lahat. Kahit sino sa atin na nandito, pag-ganyan ang gagawin mayroong corresponding action na dapat gawin ang ating mga pulis,” Eleazar said in the statement.

Eleazar stressed that the actions of Jiale shows disrespect for Cristobal, a person in authority assisting in the implementation of the security policy of the MRT management.

The NCRPO chief also said that policemen have high respect to their uniforms that they wear ‘with dignity and values of integrity, professionalism and service’.

“Hinihingi ko muli ang pang-unawa at kooperasyon ng publiko sa ating mga tagapagpatupad ng batas maging pulis man ito or other agent of person in authority,” Eleazar said.

Ang punto natin dito, gusto naming ipakita sa ating mga kababayan at sa lahat na ipinatutupad natin ito para din sa kanila. No one is above the law,” Eleazar added.

Meanwhile, the NCRPO chief commended Cristobal ‘for exemplifying highest standard of state of discipline in managing the incident’.

Aside from deportation, Jiale currently faces charges for direct assault, disobedience to a person in authority, and unjust vexation. She could also be banned from riding the MRT-3

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