Tondo Street Boxing: DILG to File Cases vs. Barangay Officials Allegedly Involved

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Barangay officials allegedly involved in an illegal street boxing event in Gagalangin, Tondo will face charges before the Office of the Ombudsman filed by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) according to Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya.

Tondo Street Boxing
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“Magpa-file din po kami sa Office of the Ombudsman ng mga kaso laban sa kapitan. Lumalabas po sa imbestigasyon namin na mayroong kinalaman din po ‘yung mga barangay officials sa nangyaring pa-boxing,” he said.

According to the DILG official, those who are directly involved in arranging the street boxing event may face stiffer charges.

“Katulad dito sa Tondo, lumalabas sa report ng ating kapulisan na kasama sila sa, I would say, nag-organize. May kinalaman sila sa organization ng pa-boxing na ito. So, ang kaso niyan mas mabigat kaysa doon sa tinolerate lang or naging pabaya,” he said.

“Kasi kung tinolerate lang at naging pabaya, puwede ‘yan sa dereliction of duty. Pero kung kasama ka mismo sa nag-organisa at with his full knowledge, mas mabigat po ang kaso ng DILG sa kanya sa Office of the Ombudsman,” he added.

Aside from administrative charges, the barangay officials are also facing criminal cases which could result in suspension or removal from their office.

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