Darren Manaog Penaredondo, 28, died on the outskirts of Manila, Philippines, after being forced by law enforcement to do about 300 squats as punishment for violating the curfew. The 28-year-old’s partner told it, Reichelyn Balce. His boyfriend would be caught at a local store buying a bottle of water after the 6pm homecoming cut-off time. Law enforcement would then force him and his friends to do 100 squats, with the exercise that would have been repeated several times in order to ensure that all stopped moved simultaneously.
A full-blown torture that greatly complicated the physical state of the 28-year-old Filipino who died two days after great physical exertion. “When he returned home on Friday, around 8 am, he was destroyed – the victim’s partner told Rappler – I asked if he had been beaten. He didn’t want to answer, but it was obvious that he was in pain. He was unable to stand for the rest of the day and he crawled on the floor because his legs and knees hurt too much ”.
Hours later the pain led to some convulsions and the intervention of a neighbor was necessary who revived the 28-year-old who regained consciousness, only to feel bad shortly after and die. Now friends and family are demanding justice, but that would be the barrel discharge of the police has already begun that they would be trying to blame themselves. The guard unit of the local village claims to have handed Penaredondo over to municipal cleaning after the arrest, but the latter denies having the boy at the 300 squats. Meanwhile, the Philippine government has extended the general lockdown for a week to reduce infections while hospitals in the capital and other more remote regions are close to collapse. So far the Philippines has recorded more than 795,000 cases and 13,425 deaths, the second most affected country in Southeast Asia after Indonesia.