NEARLY four months after taking the post as acting chief of the city police force, Senior Supt. Marciano Batiancela Jr. is yet to submit his security plans before Cebu City Mayor Michael Rama.
“I already reminded him (about) that, and he should be serious in doing it, otherwise, how can (we) be serious in assessing his capacity?” said Rama.
When Batiancela assumed as officer-in-charge of the Cebu City Police Office (CCPO), Rama asked the police official to come up with his programs on peace and order, illegal drugs and gambling, and petty crimes, among others, which were the advocacy of then CCPO acting chief, Senior Supt. Conrado Capa.
Rama earlier said that Batiancela will undergo an evaluation to determine his capacity to handle the post, once the latter submits his security programs.
The evaluation team will be composed of Vice Mayor Edgardo Labella, who is also presiding officer of the Police Coordinating and Advisory Council, along with private individuals, and will help Rama in the evaluation process.
Asked if he was satisfied with Batiancela’s performance, Rama said it is too early to assess especially that the police official has not yet submitted his security plans.
“It’s too early to be satisfied with his performance,” he said.
Rama said that he got the chance to remind Batiancela about the submission of the security programs when they recently met with Police Regional Office 7 Director Prudencio Tom Bañas to discuss the alleged controversies involving Chief Insp. Wildemar Tiu.
Tiu has been transferred to the CCPO headquarters after he volunteered to step down as chief of Police Station 2.
Rama said that during the meeting, he reiterated his concerns on Tiu and suggested for the transfer of the controversial police official pending the investigation of the death of 11-year-old Chastity Mirabiles.