According to the initial information gathered on social media, the doctor was identified as Tomas Mendez. The doctor was caught on camera having an argument with some vehicle owners and the video was posted online by netizen Fran Rusti.
In the first controversial video, Dr. Mendez can be seen confronting a driver and shouting at him after a small traffic incident.
Based upon the testimony of the victims, Mendez threw something at their vehicle’s window which resulted in the confrontation.
Mendez on his part claimed and accused the victims of trying to disrupt his attempt to change lane.
Watch the Video of the Controversial Doctor:
Aside from the first video posted on social media, the second video showed a discussion between another driver and Mendez, although their confrontation could not be heard. Based on the expression of the doctor, it can be seen his rage towards the driver.
Both controversial videos of the doctor already gained millions of views on social media. Some netizens even did some efforts to trace the identity of the doctor.
The officials of the LTO already saw the video and told some netizens that what Mendez showed is an example of bad behavior.
“Sa mga panahon po na tayo ay biglang ma-involve sa isang traffic incident, huwag po sanang pairalin ang init ng ulo at umabot pa sa punto na tayo ay makikipagmurahan, manlalait, o mananakit ng ating kapwa,” The Department of Transportation (DOTr) said on their social media post.
Here’s the Other Viral Video of the Doctor:
“Ang mapapanood nyo pong video ay isang halimbawa ng maling asal at gawain ng isang motorista,” they added.
“Umabot na po sa kinauukulan ang insidenteng ito at sa kasalukuyan ay gumagawa na ng hakbang ang ating Land Transportation Office-Philippines (LTO) upang maipatawag at mahingan ng paliwanag si Dr. Tomas Mendez, ang road rage suspect,” they also said.
Aside from the DOTr’s decision, they ased the Professional Regulation Commission (PRC) and Philippine Medical Association (PMA) to take action against Mendez’ behavior.