- PNP chief Oscar Albayalde sacked 10 Bulacan police officers accused of extorting from their suspects
- The chief of San Rafael town, Bulacan was also relieved of his post
- The sacked cops were allegedly demanding P50,000 cash in exchange for the release of their suspects for “unknown crime.”
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde sacked 10 Bulacan police officers accused of extorting from their suspects. San Rafael police chief Supt. Rizalino Andaya was also relieved from his post for command responsibility.
Albayalde said on Thursday that he was also thinking about the reassignment of the relieved San Rafael, Bulacan police officers to areas in need of more personnel.
“Unang-una nafile-an na sila ng kaso and they’ll be filed administrative cases. Also, pinapa-relieve na muna natin sila from Police Regional Office 3,” Albayalde said in an interview. [First of all, they were filed with charges and they’ll be filed with administrative cases. Also, we have ordered their relief from Police Regional Office 3.]
He added that he also has given them the directive to temporarily relieve them and probably they are also candidates for transfer in areas in need of more cops.
According to Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat, commander of Counter-Intelligence Task Force, the following policemen were sacked:
1. Senior Inspector Wilfredo Dizon Jr.
2. Senior Police Officer 4 Gary Santos
3. SPO2 Christopher Aragon
4. SPO1 Dante Castillo
5. SPO1 Jophey Cucal
6. SPO1 Rolando Ignacio Jr
7. PO3 Dennis De Vera
8. PO2 Rosauro Enrile
9. PO2 Nicanor Bautista
10. PO2 Chester Say-eo.
Caramat said the 10 cops have been charged with kidnapping, robbery in band and violation of the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act for allegedly demanding P50,000 cash in exchange for the release of their suspects on May 19 for “unknown crime.”
Albayalde’s Facebook post about discipline and example: