THE relief of the Eastern Police District (EPD) director, Brigadier General Christopher Tambungan, is final, a police official said Tuesday, June 25.
Philippine National Police (PNP) spokesperson Colonel Bernard Banac said PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde has already appointed Police Brigadier General Nolasco Bathan, the Calabarzon deputy director, as the new EPD director.
“Well, ongoing pa rin naman ‘yung investigation ni Brigadier General Chris Tambungan. Sa pananaw ng pamunuan ng PNP upang hindi na maapektuhan ‘yung police services ng EPD ay minarapat na maglagay na ng permanent district director habang ‘yung kaso ni Tambungan ay dinidinig. Habang ongoing ‘yung case ay merong itatalaga na para maapektuhan ‘yung police services natin doon,” he said.
Tambungan was relieved over the May 12 incident where he confronted Corporal April Santiago in the vicinity of a police community precinct in Greenhills, San Juan City, where the policewoman is assigned.
Based on a closed circuit television camera footage, Tambungan hit Santiago in the head and swung his car's door to hit her allegedly after she failed to follow his order.
Santiago said Tambungan also verbally assaulted her. (SunStar Philippines)