Mayor Isko Moreno revealed the story behind the viral video taken at Taft Avenue in Manila showing a man who hanged himself to the window of a jeepney and reaching someone inside.
In a Facebook live, Moreno said that he watched the viral video himself after the netizens informed him and showed concern over the peace and order of Manila City.
However, Moreno said that the netizens should not worry because the reason of the commotion is because of “personal” reasons.
To explain the real story behind the video Moreno presented the man who was caught in the video and explained the cause of the commotion.
According to ‘Jomar’, the man who was seen hanging in the jeepney said that they’re chasing a man because the wife of his companion ‘Edison’ was touched by the latter without her permission.
The suspect fled by riding the said jeepney, however, Jomar and Edison caught him before the vehicle leaves the area.
“Magkaibigan po kasi kami kaya nagtulungan na kami, kahit saan po nagtutulungan kami,” Jomar told Mayor Isko Moreno.
They said that they’re only defending their loved ones from the suspect and they don’t want to make a commotion in the middle of the streets of Taft.
Manila Police District also confirmed that the story of Edison and Jomar was confirmed by the CCTV cameras.
However, they said that the wife of Edison already refused to file a case against the suspect after they agreed into a settlement.
“Maliwanag na hindi ito nakawan, hindi ito snatching, hindi to holdaping, ito ay isang personal na alitan lamang,” Moreno said.
Meanwhile, Moreno asked Edison and Jomar not to do the same thing again and asked for the police help next time.
“Wag niyong ilalagay sa kamay ninyo ang batas, minsan bugso yan ng damdamin… malapit kayo sa istasyon ng pulis, sumanguni kayo sa kapulisan,” Moreno said.
“Sana muli ninyong pagkatiwalaan ang pulis o pamahalaan na magbibigay ng hustisya kapag kayo’y naagrabyado,” he added.
Moreno said that it’s fortunate that Jomar and Edison presented himself to the authorities because people might think that they’re lawbreakers.
“Pasamat kami sayo dahil ikaw ay humarap dito, atleast ganitong paraan man lang mapapanatag natin ang kalooban ng taumbayan na walang ibang masamang insidente about the video,” he said.