Coloma apologizes for road incident

Rappler.com
Secretary Sonny Coloma's police escorts caused stress and anxiety when they caused another car to swerve

MANILA, Philippines – Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) Secretary Herminio “Sonny” Coloma Jr. issued a public apology to former journalist Armand Nocum for causing him stress and anxiety in a recent road incident.

In a statement on Sunday, February 12, Coloma narrated that he was on his way to a speaking engagement on Friday, February 10 at around 6:30 p.m. when his 2 police escorts who were on separate motorcycles caused Nocum’s vehicle to swerve.

“This incident caused undue stress and anxiety to the occupants of the vehicle, Mr. Armand Nocum, his wife and their infant child. I extend my apology to Mr. Nocum and his family,” he said.

“Only today, I learned that the motorcycle escorts accompanying my official vehicle caused another vehicle to swerve,” he said.

The 2 escorts were provided the San Mateo police, he said.
 
“I have requested the San Mateo police department to require the two policemen who served as my escorts to render an account of this incident so that proper remedial measures may be adopted,” he said.

President Aquino has promised in his 1st year in office that his administration will not tolerate “wang wang” or the use siren that intimates other motorists. – Rappler.com

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