CAMP ADDURU, Tuguegarao City: The Philippine National Police (PNP) removed another 24 chiefs of police (COP) in Cagayan Valley (Region 2) for allegedly unsatisfactory performance in implementing the government’s campaign against illegal drugs.
Chief Supt. Gilbert Sosa, police Region 2 director, said he ordered the COP’s removal from their posts based on results of the Regional Evaluation Team’s (RET) second round of performance evaluation under project “Double Barrel Alpha.”
On August 23, the first round of evaluation resulted in the removal of 22 COP for their failure in the fight against illegal drugs in the region.
Booted out from their posts in Isabela province were Chief Inspectors Edgar Pattaui of Reina Mercedes; Lord Wilson Adorio of San Isidro; Rolando Gatan of San Agustin; Danny Alingog of Angadanan; Jayson Cabauatan of Cabagan; Charlemaigne Tabije of Mallig; Benigno Asuncion of Tumauini; Jefrey Raposas of Santa Maria; Santos Tecbobolan of Alicia; Senior Inspectors Noriel Lacangan of Cabatuan; Ruel Mena of Delfin Albano; Angelito Ramirez of Burgos; Raymund Baggayan of San Pablo; Sherwin Concha of Naguilian; George Maribbay of Gamu; Jose Torrijos of Benito Soliven; Alex Orbillo of Luna; Mariano Marayag Jr. of Quirino; and Rimelvin Dungca of San Guillermo.
In Cagayan province, axed were Chief Insp. Rodel Tabulog of Allacapan and Senior Inspectors Geronimo Baloran of Amulung, Jon-Ai Calimag of Buguey, Francis Pattad of Pamplona and Florentino Marallag of Santo Niño.
Sosa said the RET found the COP’s performance unacceptable and they were sacked from their posts on Friday.
“We will continue to assess the performance of our chiefs of police to determine whether they can still hold their respective posts,” he added.
Meanwhile, three chiefs of police were replaced after completion of two years’ tour of duty – Chief Insp. Godofredo Wasin of Maddela in Quirino province and Senior Inspectors Antonio Bangayan of Sanchez Mira and Virgilio Dorado of Camalaniugan in Cagayan.
No police chiefs were affected in the provinces of Nueva Vizcaya and Quirino.