THE FATE of Police superintendent Gregorio Lim hangs by a thread as Councilor Edgar Avila acceded to a plea to withdraw his move to declare the ranking police officer “persona non grata” in the city.
Avila said the resolution was withdrawn after Lim personally went to his office brokered an agreement.
“Pending outcome of the investigation of the PNP PRO COR with a commitment na transferred na Tadeo to Camp Dangwa by Monday,” said Avila said.
The council responded to public outcry when Senior Police Officer 3 Alberto Tadeo, apprehended a private motor-vehicle for violating the Odd-Even Ordinance of the city with the driver and his passengers identifying themselves as fellow members of the PNP assigned to Lim.
Tadeo then gave both a warning but did not issue traffic citations, later in the afternoon Tadeo received orders from the office of Lim, relieving him from BCPO and transferring him to Apayao province.
“If they do not live to that promise, the issue will be brought up again,” Avila said.
Meanwhile the invitation for top PNP brass to appear before the City Council still stands and will commence on January 30 calling on Cordillera regional director Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, Lim and Deputy regional director for Administration and Acting City Police Director Ramil Saculles to relay to the Council the events leading to the transfer of Tadeo.
With the withdrawal of Avila’s resolution, there are now two resolutions pending before local legislators in answer to public outcry for action over the unceremonious transfer of Tadeo allegedly for citing violations in traffic for Lim’s drivers over the holidays.
Councilor Leandro Yangot’s move to investigate and invite the PNP with Vice Mayor Edison Bilog’s resolution seeking to bring back Tadeo to the city, if the matter is not resolved and not favorable to the local aldermen the matter will also be elevated to PNP chief Ronald dela Rosa.