Cebu City ‘rumble’: Police turn probe on bar after ‘brawlers’ settled differences amicably

By: Pegeen Maisie M. Sararaña - Multimedia Reporter - CDN Digital | March 13,2022 - 09:47 PM
Cebu City brawl probe: Police to look into bar lapses.

Another late-night brawl was recorded on video. This time, the incident occurred in front of a bar along Salinas Drive, Barangay Lahug, Cebu City. Authorities from the Cebu City Government said they will look into the matter together with the police. | Screenshot from one of the videos being shared on Facebook

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City police will only investigate the lapses of the establishment in relation to the reported late-night brawl in front of a bar along Salinas Drive, Barangay Lahug in Cebu City on Sunday dawn, March 13.

Police Major Renz Talosig, Mabolo Police Station chief, said they could not investigate the individuals involved in the rumble or brawl because they had already settled their differences amicably.

Talosig said that one of the bar’s employees during the investigation told them that the “brawlers” or guys who engaged in a fistfight ended up amicably settling their differences.

He said it would be hard to investigate this because there was no complaint or report filed involving the brawl or rumble in the area, and that those involved had reportedly amicably settled their differences.

So police will focus their investigation on the bar.

He said that they would find out if there were lapses in the bar’s security, which could have prevented the brawl.

And if there were lapses, Talosig said that they would send their recommendation then to the city’s Business Process and Licensing Office (BPLO).

He said it would be up to the BPLO on what actions to take if there were indeed lapses in the bar’s security.

In a video that circulated online, a group of individuals engaged in a “rumble” or a brawl outside a bar in Salinas Drive, Barangay Lahug. 

Police still did not know what started the brawl.

This was the second brawl or “rumble” reported in the last three days.

The first one was in Talisay City on the late evening of March 11, where at least 15 people were involved in a brawl inside a restobar there.

A video of the brawl went viral online and has caught the attention of Talisay City Mayor Gerald Anthony Gullas, who condemned the incident and ordered an investigation on it.

This led police to investigate the incident and identify those involved. 

Talisay City police also said that they were ready to file charges against the persons involved.

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