Village chairperson allegedly attacks teen for not recognizing him

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So much for being a public servant.

A 16-year-old boy has filed complaints against a village chairperson and his five cohorts after they allegedly beat him up in Barangay (Village) 350 in Sta. Cruz, Manila, reports from today state.

The suspect was identified as Felipe Falcon Jr. He and his five cohorts, all of whom are believed to be village officials, allegedly beat up the 16-year-old boy inside the village hall on Saturday, GMA News’ Balitambayan reported.

All six were reportedly drunk.

According to the Philippine Star, the unnamed 16-year-old came by the village hall to give a cell phone to his friend who was arrested earlier that night. The nature of his friend’s arrest was not immediately known.

Falcon reportedly approached the teen outside the village hall to ask him what he was doing and told him to go back insidePhilippine Star stated. When the boy did not recognize who Falcon was, the chairperson allegedly attacked the teen.

ABS-CBN News reported that the teenager was hit with a belt, beaten up with a dry seal maker, and was even slapped with the cell phone he brought his friend. Falcon also allegedly had a set of brass knuckles to beat him up with, Philippine Star stated.

Blood can be seen at the photocopying machine where the teen was reportedly conked on his head, GMA News’ Balitambayan added.

It was only when the boy’s father arrived at the village hall that the beating stopped. He took the teenager to the Jose Reyes Memorial Medical Center for medical attention, Philippine Star stated. The report added that the teen suffered injuries on his head, and on his legs.

The victim filed the complaints against Falcon and his five still unidentified cohorts at the Manila Police District (MPD) on Sunday. They will be charged with serious physical injuries in relation to child abuse, ABS-CBN News added.

Authorities are still looking for Falcon who is reportedly in hiding.

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