Mystica on Sgt. Nuezca: ‘Kung iyon na lang ang way, then he did his thing’
MANILA, Philippines — If she were in the shoes of Senior Master Sgt. Jonel Nuezca, performer Mystica would also prefer to be in jail instead of being humiliated in front of her child.
In a video she posted on social media, Mystica aired her thoughts about the shooting incident perpetrated by Nuezca that killed his neighbors, 52-year-old Sonya Gregorio and 25-year-old son Frank Anthony Gregorio, on the spot in Paniqui, Tarlac last Sunday.
She said she was being asked for her views on the incident.
“Tinatanong ano daw ang pakiramdam ko, ano daw ang masasabi ko. Well based on kung ano ang nakita ko na diyan, puro sila against doon sa ginawa ng pulis,” the singer-actress said.
(I was being asked how I feel and what I can say about it. Well based on what I saw, almost everyone was angered at what the policeman had done.)
She said the victims were also at fault in the incident.
“Well noong tiningnan ko naman saan nag-ugat, well, at talagang tiningnan ko talaga kung ano ang pangyayari, mga ganun, ay talagang mga pasaway nga naman kasi ‘yung maglola,” said Mystica.
(Well, when I looked at why it happened, and I really examined what happened, I learned that the woman and her grandmother are really at fault.)
Sonya, however, was the mother—not the grandmother—of Frank.
Police earlier said that Nuezca went to the victims’ house and confronted them after he heard the firing of “boga,” a noisemaker usually made of PVC pipe or bamboo for revelries.
Mystica said she would also complain if she would be disturbed by such a sound.
She also said that it appeared that the daughter of Nuezca knew better on how to respect a police officer, citing how the child had mentioned the profession of her father before the victims.
“Natural bilang isang magulang, pinalaki mo ‘yung bata na ‘yan, with respect iginagalang ka bilang policeman, anong gagawin ko? Hayaan ko na lang ba na babastusin ‘yung trabaho ko, babastusin ‘yung ginagampanan kong katungkulan bilang pulis at hahayaan ko na lang na i-manipulate ako nitong mga maglolang ito na wala silang pakialam?” Mystica said.
(As a parent who raised that child who respects you as a policeman, what will I do? Will, I just let these two, who show no care, humiliate my job and duty as a policeman and manipulate me?)
“Well if I would be that policeman as well, hindi na baleng ako ay makulong. Ayaw ko lang na mapahiya at mawalan ng dignidad ‘yung trabaho ko bilang pulis na nagme-maintain ng peace and order,” she said.
(Well if I would be that policeman, it’s okay if I go to jail. I just don’t want to be humiliated and lose my dignity as a policeman who maintains peace and order.)
“Sa pamamagitan ng ginawa niya, kung iyon na lang ang way para mapatahimik itong maglola, then he did his thing. That’s what I think, diba? Ano ang dapat niyang gawin?” she said.
(If what he did was the only way to silence the two victims, then he did his thing. That’s what I think. What should he do?) [ac]
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