Darren Manaog Penaredondo Bio/Wiki
According to reports, an armed cop in the Philippines ordered a covid rule-breaker named Darren Manaog Penaredondo to do 300 squats as punishment.
Hardline officers reportedly apprehended Darren Manaog Penaredondo after he went out to buy some water from the local shops. He later collapsed and died, according to reports, after being “tortured” with exercise on the island of Luzon for violating quarantine laws.
He was 23 years old.
Covid Rule-Breaker Dies After Physical Punishment Full Details
According to the BBC, the island’s Cavite province is currently under tight lockdown measures to combat the spread of Covid. Local police chief Marlo Solero told reporters that those who violate Covid laws do not face physical discipline.
He did say, however, that any officers who were found to be dispensing their own brand of justice would be shot. On Facebook, one of the victim’s bereaved relatives declared his untimely death. Mr. Penaredondo and several others who were caught breaking the curfew were allegedly ordered to do 100 squat-like exercises, according to him.
They were made to repeat the set if they failed to coordinate them properly, he added. According to sources, the group completed 300 squats in total, leaving Mr Penaredondo in excruciating pain.
Since returning home in the early hours of Friday, his live-in girlfriend told local news outlet Rappler that he struggled to walk.
Reichelyn Balce said, “That whole day, he struggled to walk, he was just crawling, said Reichelyn Balce. But I did not take that seriously because he said it’s just a simple body ache.”
He suddenly collapsed, stopped breathing, and died the next day.
Following the mayor’s description of the alleged punishment as “torture,” local authorities have launched an investigation into the tragedy.
Human Rights Watch warned earlier this month that Covid rule-breakers were being persecuted on a daily basis in the Philippines. According to the report, people have been confined to dog cages by police and city authorities, and others have been forced to sit in the midday sun.
President Rodrigo Duterte cautioned people not to disobey lockout orders during a television address on Thursday.
He said, “My orders are to the police and military if there are any trouble, or occasions where there’s violence and your lives are in danger, shoot them dead.”