THE OWNER and driver of a vehicle in a hit-and-run incident in Mandaluyong City surrendered to authorities on Wednesday, after the national police chief issued a manhunt order and an immigration lookout bulletin was released. 

In a live-streamed press briefing of the Philippine National Police (PNP), the owner of the sports utility vehicle apologized to the shopping mall guard he ran over and said he will explain his side in a counter-affidavit. 

He also surrendered the vehicle to the police. 

“As far as the PNP is concerned, we consider this case solved considering that we already filed the case, and the person of interest voluntarily gave up to clear the matter at hand,” PNP Officer-in-Charge Vicente D. Danao, Jr. said during the briefing.

The incident on June 5 was recorded in a dashboard camera from another vehicle, and went viral on social media. It showed the driver of the vehicle leaving the scene after running over a shopping mall security guard, who was directing traffic at an intersection.  

Government prosecutors had filed charges of frustrated murder and abandonment of the victim under the Revised Penal Code.

He earlier failed to appear before authorities even after the Land Transportation Office (LTO) issued multiple show cause orders directing him to explain the incident. 

The Land Transportation Office on Monday revoked his license and permanently barred him from driving a car in the country. John Victor D. Ordoñez