A high-ranking police official is in the center of a “storm” on the Internet after his “EA,” former FHM model Alyzza Agustin, bragged on her Facebook account that she was not apprehended for a traffic violation when she showed a signed business card of her boss.
FHM is a racy men’s magazine that features nearly naked women in suggestive poses.
“Nahuli na naman ako dahil [I got caught again because of vehicular plate] coding but because of you Boss Alex wala ng huli huli [I don’t have to deal with being arrested]. Thank you so much sa napaka useful mong [for your very useful card]with matching dedication pa [yet]#happykid],” Agustin posted on Monday. She also uploaded a photo of her boss’ business card, with a note at the back saying “Pls. assist my EA Alyzza Agustin.”
Her boss is Director Alexander Ignacio, the chief of the Directorate for Plans of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
The model later took down the post, but some netizens already re-shared it on Facebook, Twitter and other blog sites.
The post generated an uproar as netizens assailed the model’s influence peddling.
Some dubbed it the “EA scandal” and “Please Assist scandal.”
One netizen, in his twit asked: “Teka [Wait] Ms. Alyzza Agustin, paano naman kaming mga sumusunod sa batas [How about us who obey the law]?”
Another posted a message for Agustin and Ignacio, telling them the practice of “padrino (patronage) system” is one of the reasons why the country is not moving forward.
The Internet site getreal–philippines.com in its blog wrote: While most Metro Manila motorists suffer under various “vehicle reduction scheme” ordinances that require that they forego use of their vehicle within certain times on certain days, Agustin seems to enjoy routine immunity from this law, thanks to her “boss,” Police Director Alexander Ignacio.
Some wondered if the model really worked for Ignacio as his executive assistant or EA.
The Manila Times texted Ignacio to get his comment but he did not respond.