Friday, August 22, 2014

DILG Chief Presses NCRPO Chief to step up Anti-Crime Campaign and relieve underperforming Cops, Station Commanders in Metro Manila

DILG Chief Presses NCRPO Chief to step up Anti-Crime Campaign and relieve underperforming Cops, Station Commanders in Metro Manila

Interior and Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas today announced several significant accomplishments of the National Capital Region Police Office, whose officials are under strict orders to wage a more vigorous anti-criminality campaign in the region.

The DILG chief said Director Carmelo Valmoria, NCRPO chief, has ordered the relief of the chief of police of Caloocan City, Supt. Bernard Tambaoan last August 14 “due to certain deficiencies in administrative performance.”

Valmoria also relieved on Tuesday (Aug. 19) the Station Commander of the Manila Police District’s Station 11, Supt. Luis Rafinan Francisco Jr. for his failure to reduce crime incidents in his area of responsibility.

“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,” Roxas said.

On the other hand, the DILG chief said Police Officer 2 Cesar Tolentino of Caloocan City PNP office, will be given recognition and one rank higher promotion for his heroic act of neutralizing two suspects riding in tandem on a motorbike who staged a robbery hold-up at the Orange Gas Station along Quirino Avenue, Quezon City at 7pm last August 17.

The other significant anti-criminality accomplishments of the NCRPO include the arrest of leader Mac Lester Reyes and other three members of a notorious hijacking group operating in Metro Manila and nearby provinces; the arrest of Arnold Binasoy, one of the Most Wanted Person in Isabela; and the arrest of Roger Rasaban, top 3 Most Wanted Person in Pasay City.

To improve police visibility and enhance the conduct of police checkpoints/chokepoints and foot patrols in Metro Manila’s crime-prone areas, Valmoria has deployed more than 100 police personnel from the PNP NHQ and the Regional Public Safety Battalion to police stations having recorded high incidence of index crimes.

Valmoria has also deployed 932 Police Trainees in the five Police Districts in Metro Manila which include the Northern Police District; Eastern Police District; Manila Police District; Southern Police District; and Quezon City Police District.

The DILG chief instructed Valmoria to deploy the NHQ and RPSB augmentation troops to the police stations in Tondo, Manila, Batasan Hills area in Quezon City, as well as parts of Caloocan City and Pasay City. These areas were reported to have had a rise in crime incidents, including homicide, theft, and robbery.

“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 told Valmoria.

“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,” the DILG chief added.

Meantime, the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group’s Special Task Group PIVOT reported to the DILG chief the arrest of three “high-value” targets operating in Metro Manila.

Sr. Supt. Rudy Lacadin, PNP CIDG deputy chief for operations, reported to the DILG chief the arrest of the leader and two members of the notorious Alvin Nidua Gun-for-Hire Group after a shootout in Taguig City last August 13. Alvin Nidua and his cohort Joel Palacio where arrested in said incident while Allan Loreno, a member of the group was arrested after he visited the wounded Alvin Nidua in a hospital in Taguig City.

Two other accomplishments of the STG PIVOT include the arrest of Aniceto Dumduya and Uba Tuban, both suspected members of the “Panga” robbery hold-up group operating in Metro Manila and its nearby areas.

Lacadin also reported the arrest of suspect Ethel Bernas, an employee of the Bureau of Customs, who is allegedly involved in robbery-extortion activities victimizing importers and traders operating at the NAIA Terminals in Pasay City.

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