(ABS-CBN) The Senate has scheduled for next week its inquiry on the viral road rage incident involving ex-policeman Wilfredo Gonzales and a cyclist in Quezon City last August 8.
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Sen. Jinggoy Estrada, chairperson of the Senate committee on national defense and security, peace, unification and reconciliation, said the inquiry will be handled by Senator and ex-PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa.
He said the Senate will also summon Quezon City Police District chief Nicolas Torre III after the latter appeared in a press conference with Gonzales last Sunday. The QCPD chief has apologized for the incident.
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Estrada earlier questioned the propriety of the press conference, saying the ex-cop appeared to blame vloggers for exposing the road rage incident on social media.
“Bakit sa kanyang presscon na mukhang inisponsoran at binack-up-an pa ng kanyang mga kabaro sa PNP, ay mga vloggers at netizens pa ang sinisisi dahil na-expose ang maling gawain niyang ito?” he asked.
“Had this issue not surfaced, mababaon na lamang ito, maaagrabyado ang publiko, at malamang maulit pa sa iba.”