A PNP member assigned in Malabon, Philippines was arrested by Barangay
Batasan Tanod in Quezon City for allegedly physically assaulting a
a bus conductor and the barangay tanod’s who tried to arrest him.
PO3 Alejandro Frias Desiderio, a non-commissioned officer of the
Malabon PNP allegedly inflicted physical injury to the person of the
He was arrested by responding Barangay Tanod of Barangay Batasan
in Quezon City. He allegedly tried to fight back when arrested.
When he was tried to be interviewed by a reporter, he replied, I
do not want to be interviewed because surely I will be judged as
the one at fault. He denied the accusation against him. He even
threatened the reporter to stay away from the room or else he will
destroy your camera’s and videos.
He was accused of physically harming a bus conductor and a barangay
According to one of the barangay tanod who arrested PO3 Alejandro
Frias Desiderio, the bus where he is a passenger stop at the
command post of the barangay tanod.It is here where at the same time
the conductor complained of the alleged physical injury inflicted
by PO3 Desidirio upon his person.
When two of the barangay tanod went up to arrest PO3 Desiderio, It
was then that the offending police officer pulled out his loaded
firearm which caused the passengers to panic.
Out of fear, some of the passengers jump out of the bus window causing
some of them to get hurt.
He even said that why would you arrest me, a police officer, you are
just a tanod and you do not have the authority to arrest me.
The Tanod was able to subdue the police officer and took the gun away
Aside from his firearm, a sachet of what is suspected to be a
marijuana, a prohibited drug in the Philippines was also confiscated
PO3 Desiderio will now face cases of Physical Injury for hurting the
bus conductor, Direct Assault for trying to fight the barangay tanod
who arrested him and a possible case for violation of the comprehensive
dangerous drugs act of the Philippines.