NCRPO clears ranks of erring police officials

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Friday, August 22, 2014

TWO ranking officials from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) were relieved from their post after they failed to solve criminalities in their areas of jurisdiction, a police official said.

NCRPO chief Carmelo Valmoria said Caloocan police chief Bernard Tambaoan was relieved from his post on August 14 due to certain deficiencies in administrative performances while Luis Francisco Jr., the Manila Police District station commander, was relieve from his post on August 19, after he failed to lead his men well and reduce crime incidents in his area of responsibility.

Valmoria said the NCRPO officials is currently being "hardly pushed" to comply and cascade the stricter orders to wage a more vigorous anti-criminality campaign in the region to the extent of kicking out underperforming cops instead of just being reprimanded.


The NCRPO chief, however, said that aside from reprimanding erring personnel, they also make an effort to recognize the good deeds of police members. He cited the case of Police Officer 2 Cesar Tolentino of the Caloocan City Police Office who solely and bravely fought and apprehended two motorcycle-riding suspects who staged a robbery hold-up at the Orange Gas Station along Quirino Avenue, Quezon City, on August 17.

He said honoring the heroic gestures of the cops will boost their confidence and will push them to perform their duties better.

In a statement, Interior and Local Government Secretary Manuel Roxas II said the move of clearing the ranks of the erring officials of the NCRPO can be considered as an accomplishment.

"The leadership of NCRPO has sent a strong signal to all Chiefs of Police and Station Commanders in Metro Manila that they will be relieved from their posts if they cannot keep up with their performance to bring down crime incidents in their areas of responsibility," he said.

Roxas also lauded other significant anti-criminality accomplishments of the NCRPO such as the arrest of a notorious carnapping group operating in Metro Manila and nearby provinces, including its top leader Mac Lester Reyes and other three members. He also cited the arrest of Arnold Binasoy, one of the most wanted person in Isabela; and the arrest of Roger Rasaban, top three Most Wanted Person in Pasay City.

Earlier, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima ordered his men to double their effort against crimes in the wake of increasing criminality in the country, which even caught the attention of President Benigno Aquino III.

The immediate response made by the PNP was to improve the police visibility on the streets, particularly in the Metro Manila wherein Valmoria deployed more than a thousand policemen in the areas identified as crime-prone, including those doing administrative works in the police offices.

"We have to continuously think of ways on how to improve further our anti-criminality campaign. We must determine if we need to change our anti-crime tools or determine if it’s the leadership that we need to change," Roxas said.

“What we need here is to raise the ante of their performance. If they cannot keep up with our standards, you should fire them (underperforming PNP officers). I do not care who their padrinos are. We should replace them ASAP if they cannot perform according to what is expected of them," he added. (Sunnex)


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