Duterte Sacks NCRPO And QCPD Chiefs
Ringo | On 09, Oct 2017
President Rodrigo Duterte has dismissed two of his highest ranked police officials, who he also accused of being protectors of illegal drugs in the country.
Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella said the office of the Executive Secretary signed last Thursday the papers that approved the dismissal of former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) head Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio.
Abella said the two officials were removed from their duties after they were proven to the neglect of duties as well as some irregularities, which resulted in the proliferation of drugs in their area.
“Evidence shows both generals deliberately refused, without cause, to perform their duties as police officers, resulting in the proliferation of drug in their areas of jurisdiction,” said Abella.
In July 2016, Duterte publicly named five top-ranking officials for illegal drug trade and corruption. They are as follows:
- Deputy Director-General Marcelo Garbo Jr. (retired)
- Chief Superintendent Vicente Loot (retired)
- Chief Superintendent Bernardo Diaz
- Director Joel Pagdilao
- Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio
Both Tinio and Pagdilao denied the allegations.