Bizman, 2 others rapped for assaulting watchmen

MANILA — The Makati police has filed direct assault charges against a businessman and two others in relation to a traffic incident in Makati City last August 13.

In a report, the Southern Police District – Makati Police said the charges were filed before the prosecutors’ office against businessman Arnold A. Padilla, 41, of Barangay Magallanes, Makati City, his bodyguard Bernabe Casido alias Alberto Malijan, of Barangay 161, Caloocan City, and Glocel Razon, also a resident of Barangay Magallanes.

The complaint was filed by neighborhood watchmen Carlito Mariano III and Raymundo Soliven of the Bantay Bayan of Barangay Magallanes.

The two watchmen were manning traffic along the northbound side of Epifanio delos Santos Ave. (Edsa) corner Magallanes when two vehicles in a convoy ignored a red light from the Gate 1 of Magallanes Village and turned right to Edsa.

The complainants were prompted to stop the vehicles and accost the drivers.

Police said Padilla, who was inside one of the vehicles, a Mercedes Benz with plate number GS3370 rolled down the window of his car, and had a heated altercation with Soliven. At that point, Razon and Casido alighted from their cars and assaulted the watchmen. Benjamin Pulta/