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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

104 Caloocan cops fail retraining

A TOTAL of 104 police personnel from the Caloocan City Police Station who underwent retraining have failed their refresher courses, a police official said Monday.

They comprise roughly 10 percent of the 1,076 Caloocan police personnel who were compelled to undergo retraining after some officers were implicated in the killing of teenagers Kian Loyd delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz.

After the training, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Oscar Albayalde said 972 who got a grade of 75 and above passed and were recommended for deployment again at the Caloocan City Police Station.

"Nag-form kami ng committee that will conduct validation and evaluation sa lahat ng mga nag-graduate. 'Yung vetting process will be done at meron kaming committee headed by the DRDA (Deputy Regional Director for Administation) to do the vetting process," Albayalde said.

(We formed a committee that will conduct validation and evaluation of all those who graduated. The vetting process will also be done and we also have a committee headed by the DRDA.)

Of the 104 police officers who failed, 29 got a grade of 70 to 74. They will be recommended for assignment outside Metro Manila.

Some 31 policemen, who got a grade of 50 and below, will be considered unfit to continue police service and will be asked to file disability for a graceful exit while the rest, who received a grade of 51 to 69, will undergo further retraining.

Albayalde said there were also 49 police personnel who were considered absent without leave (AWOL) after failing to take a drug test.

In October, Albayalde ordered the relief of the 1,076 police personnel from the Caloocan City Police Station and ordered them to undergo retraining at the NCRPO headquarters in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City.

Albayalde made the decision following the controversies involving some Caloocan police, such as the killing of 17-year-old Kian Loyd delos Santos and 19-year-old Carl Angelo Arnaiz as well as the illegal search and robbery of a house owned by Gina Erobas.

Delos Santos and Arnaiz were killed in separate police operations. Police said they resisted arrest and fired at the officers, but witnesses said both boys were on their knees when shot.

Meanwhile 14 policemen were involved in the conduct of illegal search and robbery in the house of Gina Erobas who they claimed of being involved in illegal activities. (SunStar Philippines)
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