CEBU, Philippines — Issue an open statement of regret or go to prison.
Colonel Engelbert Soriano, Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) executive, made the harsh admonition to a man who was blamed for spreading paint blended in with spit during the Sinulog Grand Parade last Sunday.
"I would be happy to see him in prison or he, in any event, do an open expression of remorse," he said.
Soriano said the man's activity was a presentation of irreverence.
"Not exclusively were those individuals he painted affronted, yet in addition the gravity of the Sinulog. It was extremely offending not exclusively to those straightforwardly influenced, yet additionally to the individuals of Cebu City," he said.
A video of the said man, who specialists state originated from Danao City, turned into a web sensation via web-based networking media.
The Danao City government, in a Facebook post yesterday evening, recognized the man as Jayson John Tapales.
"The City Government of Danao is disheartened by the association of an individual Danawanon to this disgraceful event during the festival of Sinulog 2020. We have checked the personality of the concerned individual (man on viral Sinulog video) as Jayson John Tapales," read the post.
Sinulog is a yearly occasion that denotes Cebuanos' adoration to the Señor Santo Niño.
Tapales was gotten on video spitting salivation onto his palm with face paint and cleaning them on the essences of revelers who were passing by on Mango Avenue.
The regional government said a joint board of trustees hearing will be directed today to handle the issue.
The conference will be driven by Councilors Adano Roble and Edmund Lao, administrators of the City Council's advisory groups on Peace and Order, Public Safety and Human Rights, and on Accountability, Complaints, and Investigation, individually.
Tapales was gathered to go to the conference. He got the notification at 3:45 p.m. recently.
Soriano has lauded the activity of the Danao neighborhood government in taking activities with respect to the occurrence.
He said his office is prepared to give examiners if the neighborhood government would demand such. Additionally, he approached those influenced and insulted by the demonstration to document lawful activities against the man.
He said CCPO will help them in the documenting of a grievance, in the examination, and in social event of explanations from witnesses.
"We are prepared to give help to the complainants," he said.