Pampanga police director relieved

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Thursday, March 27, 2014


CITY OF SAN FERNANDO -- Acting Pampanga Police Provincial director Senior Superintendent Oscar Albayalde has been relieved Thursday after alleged irregularities in the conduct of buy-bust operation inside a subdivision in Mexico town recently.,

Police Regional Office director Chief Superintendent Raul Petrasanta said that he received the order Wednesday from Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Alan Purisima.

Petrasanta said that Albayalde was relieved from his post due the so-called PNP policy of "command responsibility" on the alleged irregular activities in the conduct of buy-bust operation last November 29, 2013.

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Recently, Petrasanta has approved the recommendation of the investigating body that recommended the relief of Albayalde.

He said the relief was under the doctrine of Command Responsibility due to Albayalde's alleged failure "to take corrective action at his level despite the chance given to him to do so."

Earlier, PRO3 has filed cases before the Office of the Provincial Prosecutor against former chief of Pampanga Intelligence Branch (PIB) Superintendent Rodney Raymund Baloyo, former Pampanga Anti-Illegal Drugs Operations Task Group (PAIDSOTG) head Senior Inspector Joven de Guzman Jr. and eleven of their personnel.

De Guzman and his 11 personnel were placed under preventive suspension for 90 days that started on March 3, 2014 to pave way on the conduct of summary hearing proceedings on their administrative case which all stemmed from alleged irregularities in the conduct of anti-illegal drugs operation.

During that alleged buy-bust operation, PAIDSOTG confiscated shabu worth P182 million and arrested a Chinese national, Ding Wenkun, 30, and Roel Luage Cabag.

However, according to Intelligence reports, a group of 10 armed men in civilian attire on board a Hyundia Sta Fe and a Nissan Urban allegedly led by Senior Inspector De Guzman stormed the house of Mr.Lee (Ding Wenkun) on November 29 last year over powering the detailed security of the subdivision.

After a few minutes, the group left the house with two luggage bags and a medium vault but without Mr. Lee, Petrasanta said.

He said the said items turned out not included in the list of seized evidence and the certification of seized evidence was signed on November 30, 2013, a day after the operation.

Senior Superintendent Manuel Gaerlan, deputy regional director for operations was assigned as Officer-In-Charge of the Pampanga Police. (Ric Sapnu)

Published in the Sun.Star Pampanga newspaper on March 28, 2014.

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