THE three police officers and four alleged politicians in the region linked by President Rodrigo Duterte to the illegal drugs trade have submitted themselves before Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Ronald dela Rosa.
The information was confirmed by an official of Police Regional Office (PRO)-Northern Mindanao on Wednesday, August 10.
"All accounted na sila nga nag-surrender didto sa Crame ang tulo ka police and four ka alleged narco-politicians. (The three policemen and four alleged narco-politicians surrendered in Crame)," PRO-Northern Mindanao spokesperson Superintendent Surki Sereñas said.
Duterte's drug list revealed on Sunday, August 7, included seven police officers in Northern Mindanao, only three of which remained in active service, and four alleged narco-politicians.
The three policemen were identified as Senior Inspector Roy Montes of Misamis Oriental Provincial Police Office, Chief Inspector Ricardo Gando and SPO1 Rodrigo Ramos both of the Bukidnon Provincial Police Office.
Sereñas said the four government officials who cleared their names are Mayor Reynaldo "Aldong" Parojinog, Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez, City Councilor Ricardo Parojinog of Ozamiz City and Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental.
Sereñas said the three cops were already relieved and have been directed to report to the Regional Personnel Administrative Holding Office at Camp Alagar.
He said the three will remain confined until disciplinary, legal and administrative actions will have been meted out.
"Kung guilty mapriso kung dili back to work. (If guilty, they will be imprisoned, if not, they will be back to work)," Sereñas said.
The PNP Chief is expected to visit the city to grace the Police Service Anniversary today, August 11.
Sereñas said dela Rosa will be the guest of honor during the awarding ceremonies of deserving PNP personnel in the region.
Dela Rosa is also expected to hold a command conference with PRO-Northern Mindanao top officials at Camp Alagar, today, August 11.
"Wala pay itinerary but sure naa siya ugma and he will also cascade the guidance of the president," Sereñas said.