Former Special Assistant to the President (SAP) Bong Go expressed his support to declare as an undesirable alien, the Chinese woman, who threw “taho” (soy pudding) at a policeman posted at the Metro Rail Transit (MRT) Boni Station in Mandaluyong City.
In a press briefing at the Philippine National Police headquarters in Camp Crame, Go echoed the recommendations of Director Guillermo Eleazar, National Capital Region Police Office head, to deport Zhang Jiale, 23, a fashion design student residing in Mandaluyong, for throwing “taho” at Police Officer 1 William Cristobal after he barred her from entering the station Saturday.
“Kailangan po siya i-deport…kasi walang respeto. Tayo ngang mga Filipino ginagalang natin ang ating kapulisan (She needs to be deported…because she’s disrespectful. We Filipinos respect our police force),” said the former presidential aide who was guest speaker at the launching of Kabataan Kontra sa Droga at Terrorismo.
“We Filipinos respect our police force.”
Go said he already talked to Cristobal and congratulated the police officer for displaying the highest standard of discipline in his management of the incident.
Meanwhile, PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde conferred on Cristobal the “Medalya ng Papuri” (PNP Commendation Medal) for his exemplary action during the incident.
“Napakaganda pinakita niya sa taumbayan na talagang disiplinado at pasensyoso yang mga pulis natin ngayon at regardless kung local yan o foreigner hindi yun ang tinitingnan natin dito (He showed utmost discipline and patience to the public even if you’re a local or a foreigner),” Albayalde said.
“He showed utmost discipline and patience to the public.”
Cristobal, on the other hand, said he just did what was advised by Albayalde to show more patience in providing security for the public.
“Ginawa ko lang po yung kung ano gusto mangyari ng aming Chief PNP na habaan pa yung pasensya at gumawa lang ng tama para sa bayan (I only followed what our Chief PNP wants — to observe maximum tolerance and do good for our country),” Cristobal said.
Cristobal, who has been in the police service for 10 years now, started from the Manila Police District.
Zhang was charged with unjust vexation, direct assault, and disobedience to a person in authority before the Mandaluyong City prosecutor’s office.