POLICE Superintendent Gregorio Lim is not out of the woods just yet.
The Police Regional Office – Cordillera (PRO-Cor) official has earned the ire of aldermen after Lim failed to attend the Monday’s council session pushing for the majority to call anew Lim for the third time.
Members of the City Council has been eyeing meeting with regional director Chief Superintendent Elmo Francis Sarona, Lim and deputy regional director for administration and acting Baguio City Police director Ramil Saculles to relay to the council the events leading to the transfer of Senior Police Officer 3 Alberto Tadeo.
The snubbing of the PNP top brass was due to conflicts in schedules as stated formally to the city secretary.
Councilor Leandro Yangot’s move to investigate and invite the PNP still stands to be able to discuss with the police officers the issue.
“This should be a learning process for everyone,” said Yangot.
Counilcor Peter Fianza meanwhile said anyone in the council can adopt the withdrawn resolution to declare Lim “persona non grata” in the city.
The PNP is again scheduled to attend the March 20 regular session of the local council to give ample time for the PNP brass to fix their schedules and make time for the legislative body.
Avila withdrew his resolution after Lim personally went to his office following an agreement to bring back Tadeo in the city while the investigation on his case is ongoing.
The council responded to public outcry when Tadeo apprehended a private motor-vehicle for violating the Odd-Even Ordinance of the city in December. The driver and his passengers identified themselves as fellow members of the PNP assigned to Lim.
Tadeo then gave both a warning but did not issue traffic citations and later in the afternoon Tadeo received orders from the office of Lim, relieving him from the BCPO and transferring him to Apayao province.
PRO – COR information chief Supt. Marcelo Polig said Tadeo has been transferred to Camp Dangwa January 23 with his case being handled by the Regional Internal Affairs Service [RIAS].
Polig could not be sure if Tadeo is in active service while his case is being heard.
Vice Mayor Edison Bilog has likewise withdrawn his resolution seeking to bring back Tadeo to the city as the officer has been returned to Camp Dangwa.