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Rider in Makati road rage faces more charges

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The armed motorcycle rider involved in a road rage in Makati City is now facing a new set of charges.

Angelito Rencio was charged with violating Republic Act 493 and Article 172 of the Revised Penal Code for using fake identification cards of the Philippine National Police and the Armed Forces.

These are additional charges to those that were previously filed against him for violating RA 10591 (Possession of Firearm), Article 177 (Usurpation of Authority), and Article 151 (Resistance and Disobedience to a Person in Authority).

A viral video showed Rencio in a scuffle after his motorcycle side-swiped the vehicle driven by Pasay City policeman SSgt. Marsan Dolipas on Aug. 25 along Osmeña Highway in Barangay Pio del Pilar, Makati City.

Rencio refused to apologize and insulted Dolipas, reports said.

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Dolipas claimed he alighted from his vehicle and confronted the man. Upon seeing a gun tucked in Rencio’s waist, he identified himself as a police officer, took the gun, and subdued Rencio as a precautionary measure.

The two were brought to Makati Police Substation 3 for questioning.

At the substation, Rencio, who identified himself as a member of the Intelligence Service of the Armed Forces of the Philippines, surrendered his firearm and requested to go home supposedly to get the documents of his firearm, which according to the Southern Police
District, should not have been allowed.

On Thursday, Rencio surrendered, and during an interrogation by the Makati City Police, investigators found several fake PNP and AFP IDs under his name.

The police also discovered that Rencio had a standing warrant of arrest issued by Makati City Judge Maricris Pahate-Felix for the crime of qualified theft.

“This development underscores the gravity of the legal situation Rencio is facing, as law enforcement agencies continue to pursue all relevant charges and uphold due process,” said SPD director Brig. Gen.
Roderick Mariano.

The incident happened amid the case of ex-policeman Wilfredo Gonzales, also in a road rage involving him and a cyclist, who he assaulted and threatened with a gun in Quezon City on Aug. 8.

 

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