Guv wants reforms in hiring of Capitol guards

NEGROS Occidental Governor Alfredo Marañon Jr. is eyeing reforms in the hiring of Capitol guards in the wake of the reported manhandling of a mentally-ill woman by a security personnel.

The governor said Wednesday that he would like to hire security guards who value professionalism.

“We have several erring security guards,” he noted.

Marañon said that in the next bidding for security services, he will recommend that the Provincial Government get new guards.

“We have to (change them). They have to be professional,” he added. “Many of them have been in the Capitol for many years already.”

The video showing the security guard apparently hitting the woman with a stick and kicking her at one point was uploaded by “Gugma Pa More” on Facebook.

The security guard was identified as Rolly Agasang, 38, of Pax Security Agency and has been assigned to the Provincial Capitol for 12 years.

Capitol security chief Vinchito Magalona said Agasang has been relieved from his post after the video went viral.

He said they would refer the case to the Commission on Human Rights.

Magalona explained that the security guard at that time had just finished cleaning the Capitol grounds when the woman scattered the garbage and peed on it.

The woman, who is frequenting the Capitol, had been defecating and scattering garbage in front of the building, he added. (TDE)


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