SORSOGON CITY: Two municipal police chiefs were relieved from their posts by Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo for alleged failure to stamp out jueteng operations in their areas of jurisdiction.
The two top cops were identified as Chief Inspector Erwin Doma of Castilla and Senior Inspector Joselito Gapan.
They were among the five chiefs of police ordered sacked by Robredo as part of DILG-PNP’s one-strike policy campaign.
The order was based on the recommendations by Senior Superintendent Frank Peñaflor, Jr, Robredo’s Senior Police Assistant following successful anti-gambling raids by agents from DILG Internal Security Office (IOS).
Elements of DILG OIS who conducted raids in Juban and Castilla arrested 41 gambling workers, seized assorted jueteng paraphernalia, and confiscated P23,280 cash bets.
All the arrested suspects had been charged with violation of PD 1602 and were temporarily detained at the Castilla and Juban PNP Stations waiting for the commitment order from the local courts, the DILG said in its web site.
Meanwhile, Senior Supt John Cornelius Alphonsus Jambora, Sorsogon police provincial director, said the two chiefs of police will remain in their posts until their replacements have been installed.
Jambora said he was still mulling where to assign them though they were likely to be placed on floating status at the police provincial office. - Media Solutions