Muntinlupa Mayor Ruffy Biazon lauded the police for the immediate arrest of a German vlogger who uploaded a video of him picking up a girl in Alabang, bringing her to a motel, paying her P1,000, and kissing her.
Vlogger “Mr Pogi German” (real name: Marcel Messall), 29, a resident of Barangay San Isidro, Rodriguez, Rizal, was arrested by the Muntinlupa police.
He is facing a complaint for violation of Republic Act 8353 (The Anti-Rape Law of 1997) in relation to Republic Act 7610 (Special Protection of Children Against Abuse, Exploitation and Discrimination Act).
According to a report by Muntinlupa police chief Col. Angel Garcillano, the girl that Messall picked up in Alabang turned out to be 17 years old, a minor, and not 18 as he claimed in the video.
“Base sa video, mukhang napagsamantalahan niya ang pangangailangan ng nasabing babae (Based on the video, it appeared that he took advantage of the woman’s needs),” said Biazon.
He added, “In less than 24 hours mula nang nagpahayag tayo ng statement tungkol sa ginawa ng nasabing foreign national, nahuli na nila ang dayuhan. Salamat sa PNP-Muntinlupa led by PCol. Angel Garcillano sa mabilis na aksyon (In less than 24 hours since I issued a statement about what the foreign national did, they were able to arrest the foreigner. Thank you to PNP-Muntinlupa lead by PCol. Angel Garcillano for the swift action).”
The mayor called on the City Council to declare “Mr Pogi German” persona non grata in Muntinlupa.