Influential businessmen belonging to Ermita-Malate Business Owners Association on Tuesday urged Mayor Joseph Ejercito Estrada to reappoint Supt. Alex Yanquiling Jr. as Police Station 5 commander.
Michelle Pe, a director of the association and the general manager of the Miramar Hotel, said they sent a letter to Estrada asking him to intervene in their behalf, and convince National Capital Region (NCR) Dir. Carmelo Valmoria to reinstate Yanquiling.
Yanquiling was replaced by Supt. Romeo Macapaz, who was personally picked by Valmoria.
The NCR police chief ordered the relief of Yanquiling after the latter was nowhere to be found when President Benigno Aquino 3rd attended the reopening of the Manila Cathedral last Sunday.