ACTING on instructions from President Duterte himself and Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald “Bato” M. dela Rosa, Police Regional Office 10 director Chief Supt. Noel G. Constantino yesterday said he has ordered the relief, due to poor performance in the campaign against crime and drugs, of 12 police commanders in Northern Mindanao.
Constantino said 12 of the police chiefs were sacked due to their poor performance in the campaign against illegal drug trafficking and abuse specifically the conduct of the PNP Oplan: Tokhang and Oplan: High-Value Target.
The other day, the PRO12 director said he ordered the relief of Camiguin Police Provincial Office director Senior Supt. Leonilo Cabug, Misamis Occidental Police Provincial Office director, Senior Supt. Edgar Daniel and PRO10 Regional Public Safety Battalion commander Senior Supt. Archival Macala effective last Tuesday.
He said the three were relieved based on the directives from the PNP National Headquarters and guidance from President Duterte when he visited the PRO10 headquarters last September 22 and held a closed-door conference with senior police officers.
“There are still impending movements of city police chiefs but we are still ironing out some details before we implement the order,” Constantino, a member of Philippine Military Academy Class 1984, said.
Cabug was replaced as Camiguin police director by Senior Supt. Rolando Destura, the erstwhile PRO10 Regional Intelligence Division chief. Supt. Michael Pareja was named as officer-in-charge of the PRO10 RID.
On the other hand, Senior Supt. Jaysen de Guzman, a former Ilocos-Pangasinan Regional Public Safety Battalion chief, was designated as new Misamis Occidental police director vice Daniel. Macala was replaced as PRO10 Regional Public Safety Battalion commander by Supt. Danildo Tumanda, the erstwhile PRO10 Regional Investigation and Detective Management Division chief. Supt. Mari-lou Tambis was designated as OIC of the RIDMD.
According to PRO10 spokesperson Supt. Surki Sereñas, the latest revamp was the result of the oversight committee evaluation and regular movement of officers.