Responsive Ad Slot




Buhay Pinay



Philippine News

Join us at Facebook!

Filipino who tried to get into Consulate with steel bar no show in court again

04 April 2022

By The SUN 

The accused was arrested after allegedly trying to get into Consulate armed with a metal bar

A Filipino resident who was arrested after trying to gain entry into the Consulate on Mar 28 while in possession of a metal bar failed to attend court again today, Apr 4.

R. B. Bondoc, 41 years old, a resident of Sai Ying Pun whose occupation is listed as architectural designer, was said to be still in hospital where he was taken after complaining of feeling unwell after his arrest.

He was first set to appear at Eastern Court last Wednesday, Mar 30, charged with possessing an offensive weapon in a public place.


But he failed to show up and the prosecution said the defendant had been admitted to Queen Mary Hospital and “was not fit to attend court”.

Magistrate Jacky Ip granted the prosecution’s application to extend police bail to the defendant and reset the hearing of his case to 9:30am today.

In court today, lawyers for both parties along with a Tagalog interpreter waited until about 11am before being told that the accused was not going to show up as he was still in hospital.


Earlier, a police spokeswoman told The SUN Bondoc had become agitated at the station following his arrest, then complained of feeling sick, so he was brought to a hospital.

The charge sheet says Bondoc was in possession of a 60 cm metal angle bar wrapped in tape when he was arrested in the morning of Mar 28 in the lift lobby outside the Philippine Consulate at United Centre in Admiralty.

Sources at the Consulate said Bondoc had tried to gain entry, saying he wanted to get a copy of their CCTV recording of a previous incident where he had wielded a golf club in the public area.


After repeated attempts to get him to back off failed, Consulate staff noticed the steel bar he had brought along and called the police.  Five officers responded and tried to calm down Bondoc before leading him away.

In the earlier incident which happened in the morning of Jan. 24, Bondoc was arrested after he allegedly threatened staff and pushed one of them to the ground as he was being subdued while brandishing a golf club.

He was arrested on suspicion of committing common assault and possessing an offensive weapon but was released on police bail. Police told The SUN at the time that no charges had been filed against Bondoc as investigations were continuing.

But they confirmed the man had with him a golf club that measured 77 cm in length and that officers were called when the suspect began using it to threaten staff.

Consulate sources said Bondoc had previously been told to stay away after throwing a  monobloc chair at the glass window of former social welfare attaché Elizabeth Dy, and throwing soft drink cans at the locked side entrance of the premises.

He had also reportedly made threatening phone calls to staff and warned of setting fire to the Consulate.

Bondoc was said to have become agitated after his estranged wife failed to file a petition for the annulment of their marriage after returning to the Philippines, citing a lack of funds.

The man reportedly vented his ire over this at the Consulate’s assistance to nationals section, claiming that they did not do their part in ensuring his estranged wife kept her supposed promise.


Don't Miss