From bad cops to good cops: See how new Caloocan police chief disciplines “pasaways”
After getting heavy flak for series of killings of minors, newly appointed Caloocan police chief Senior Supt. Jemar Modequillo has opted to take a softer approach in maintaining peace and order in the city.
Last Thursday, Caloocan cops rounded up 132 people caught drinking on the street, wandering shirtless, and violating 10 p.m. curfew for minors.
But instead of throwing them all in jail for violating several city ordinances, the violators were punished by doing push-ups, squats and sit-ups.
Male offenders were told to do push-ups and sit-ups, while the women were asked to do squats. They were then all released after a serious warning.
Modequillo, who is known to use push-ups as punishment for public offenders during his stint as Las Piñas police chief, said he would want to instill discipline among Caloocal citizens.
He said he believed punishing offenders with physical exercise was a “forceful and efficient” reminder for them to become responsible and law-abiding people.