NCR and QC anti-drug units reassigned to Mindanao

NCR and QC anti-drug units reassigned to Mindanao

- President Rodrigo Duterte has recently named five high-ranking police officials involved in illegal drugs

- PNP chief ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa has ordered the transfer of NCRPO-RAID and QCPD-DAID officials involved in illegal drugs to provincial units in Mindanao

- Members of the QCPD-DAID were unhappy about Dela Rosa’s decision

The newly-sworn in Philippine National Police (PNP) chief has discharged some members of the anti-illegal drugs unit of Metro Manila and Quezon City Police yesterday, in line with President Rodrigo Duterte’s announcement of police generals protecting drug syndicates.

During his speech at the 69th anniversary of Philippine Air Force (PAF), President Duterte named five high-ranking police officials who defended drug syndicates such as former Philippine National Police (PNP) director general Marcelo Garbo, Jr., Police Regional Office 6 director Bernardo Diaz and now-mayor Vicente Loot.

NCR and QC anti-drug units reassigned to Mindanao

L-R: NCRPO Regional Director Joel Pagdilao, Mayor Vicente Loot, QCPD Director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio and former Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo

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Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa, who assumed office on July 1, sorted the relief of a few members of the National Capital Region Police Office Regional Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit (NCRPO-RAID) and Quezon City Police District’s Anti-Illegal Drugs Unit (QCPD-DAID) and transferred them to the provincial units in Mindanao.

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The sacked officials will now be assigned to the regional police offices in Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM), Caraga and Zamboanga.

Along with the former PNP officials, the incumbent president also identified former QCPD chiefs involved in illegal drugs – Police Director Joel Pagdilao and Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio.

Pagdilao, formerly the director of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), was relieved of his position and has been replaced by Chief Supt. Oscar Albayalde.

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Albayalde was also Dela Rosa’s former schoolmate at the Philippine Military Academy.

The chiefs of the Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (Chief Supt. Fernando Mendez Jr.) and Directorial Staff (Chief Supt. Ramon Apolinario) signed the relief order.

NCR and QC anti-drug units reassigned to Mindanao

A list of some of the members of NCRPO reassigned to Mindanao.

(photo credit: newsinfo.inquirer.net)

NCR and QC anti-drug units reassigned to Mindanao

A list of some of the members of NCRPO reassigned to Mindanao.

(photo credit: newsinfo.inquirer.net)

However, the relief of some of the officials was not received well by members of the QCPD-DAID. They found it unfair that Dela Rosa transferred their colleagues, stating that the new PNP chief assumed that all personnel are involved in drugs.

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