The mayor of Lazi Siquijor is in hot water after a netizen took to Facebook to lodge several complaints against him like physical injury & reckless driving.
Facebook user Tashi Joemar Zangpo uploaded the video of a white pickup truck who was driving recklessly around the town market.
Zangpo summed up what happened in the description that came with the video that reads:
Mayor ng Bayan Lazi Siquijor nagwawala ng sasakyan at nag juramentado, sobrang bilis ng takbo niya, nakakatakot dahil maaring makapatay siya sa bilis ng takbo niya. Sinugod niya ako at gusto kunin ang cellphone ko, sobrang galit niya na kwelyuhan niya ako, ng aking tinanggal kamay niya dun sana lumaban na ako ng biglang nasampal ako sa likod ng mga kasamahan niya sinaktan, pinagsisipa at sinampal pa ako dahil sa pagkuha ko ng Video sa pangyayari at pinagtulungan pa ako ng mga tauhan niya. Hanggang ngayun nasa harap pa siya ng bahay ng kaibigan ko, na parang walang nangyari. Sana makarating ito sa kinauukulan.
Rough translation: ( Mayor of Lazi Siquijor went on juramentado, went on a rampage aboard his vehicle; he was driving so fast that I got scared because he might kill somebody for overspeeding. The mayor rushed towards me and attempted to confiscate my cellphone; he was so mad at me that he grabbed me by the collar. When I tried to free myself from his hold and tried to fight back, someone from behind gave me a slap, kicked me and some more slapped for taking a video of the incident (referring to the Mayor’s reckless driving). His men ganged up on me. Until now, the Mayor is hanging in front of my friend’s house, as if nothing happened. Hope this will reach the authorities.)
Based on the comments in the thread, the mayor allegedly circled around the town market 10 times, while driving in alarming speed.
It was not clear when did Tashi Joemar Zangpo decide to record the incident on his camera phone.
But at the beginning of the video, the white pickup truck sped by in front of Tashi.
Then a seconds later, the white pickup truck zoomed past again in front of Tashi before ramming into the side of the town’s public market.
It was unclear if the white pickup hit someone. But people can be seen scampering away to safety after the impact.
A guy in white shirt can be seen approaching the Mayor’s car during the commotion.
In the next seconds, the white pickup truck revved up and drove away but stopped.
The mayor alighted from his vehicle and confronted Tashi Joemar Zangpo and said something to the former. Shortly. the video went dead.
As of the last update posted by Tashi, he said the towns people have adopted him and securing his safety while the Mayor and his men were loitering around where Tashi took refuge in his friends house.
The video has gathered 19,097 views, 595 shares, 88 comments and 404 reactions.
Netizen expressed concern for the safety of the video uploader and told Tashi Joemar Zangpo to take extra steps in securing his safety.
As of this writing, there is no update or a statement from the camp of the mayor of Lazi, Siquijor.
The mayor of Lazi town in Siquijor is identified as Orpheus A. Fua by http://www.gov.ph.
Credits to video owner