Friday, October 22, 2021

Clark Development firm lifts Targa's suspension

CLARK FREEPORT -- Top officials of the Clark Development Corporation (CDC) have lifted the suspension of Public Safety Department (PSD) chief Nicanor Targa, who was allegedly involved in a robbery incident in 2012.

The lifting of Targa's 30-day suspension was gleaned in a memorandum dated February 15, 2013 and signed by CDC President Arthur P. Tugade and Vice President for Operations Franco Madlangbayan.

The CDC memorandum stated the Special Administrative Committee finds no basis to charge Targa of serious misconduct in as far as the allegation regarding your involvement in the December 20, 2012 robbery incident.

Targa was ordered to report for duty immediately following the lifting of the preventive suspension order.

Targa was suspended by Tugade following the former's alleged involvement in the robbery of Chinese national Zhung Zhi.

Zhi, a casino financier who had just withdrawn P4 million from a bank, was allegedly robbed by a group of individuals including a member of the PSD.

The suspects allegedly pointed a bladed weapon at the victim before grabbing the bag containing the money.

Tugade ordered Targa's suspension to guarantee an impartial investigation regarding his alleged involvement.

Targa was suspended from December 28, 2012 to February 15, 2013.

Before becoming CDC security chief, Targa has been recipient of several prestigious awards, including the Most Outstanding Kapampangan Award in 2004 for Law Enforcement, Most Outstanding Kapampangan of the Pampanga Press Club and the Most Outstanding Chief of Police of the Rotary Club of Mabalacat.
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