CALABARZON Regional Director BGen. Antonio Yarra named Col. Cecilio Ramos Ison Jr. as the new Laguna Provincial Police Office chief, replacing Col. Rogarth Campo.

The reassignment comes in the wake of Campo being relieved from his post as acting police provincial director of Laguna after he was linked to the disappearance of several sabungeros (cockfighting enthusiasts).

Campo is reportedly being transferred to another department while the investigation is still ongoing.

It can be recalled that during the last Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs hearing, business and gaming tycoon Charlie "Atong" Ang pointed a finger at Campo that he was allegedly handling his cases on illegal cockfighting during that time.

He claimed that Campo even offered to "abduct" the persons involved in the said cloning.

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Campo said it was Ang's e-sabong firm that requested assistance from the National Bureau of Ivestigation and the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).

He also said that he could not recall that he offered Ang to abduct those who were allegedly involved in the said cloning of the latter's e-sabong firm.

He admitted though that his statement might be just a "slip of the tongue."

The Philippine National Police (PNP) Special Investigation Group Sabungero and CIDG formally filed complaints of kidnapping and serious illegal detention against the management and security personnel of the Manila Arena.

Earlier, the PNP said that the members of the police force who were being implicated in the alleged disappearance of an e-sabong master agent in San Pablo City, Laguna are now placed under restrictive custody.

PNP spokesman Col. Jean Fajardo said charges against the two are being readied and will be filed within the coming days.

Last Monday, the CIDG said they are preparing the complaints that will be slapped against the five policemen allegedly involved in the abduction of e-sabong master agent Ricardo "Jonjon" Lasco.

A total of four relatives of the online sabong "master agent" have pointed to two policemen in an alleged abduction case that happened in August 2021.

They identified the two as Pat. Roy Navarete and SSg. Daryl Paghangaan.

Fajardo said the two have been relieved from their posts over their alleged involvement in the incidents.

However, it was also learned that aside from Navarete and Paghangaan, the Police Regional Office 4-A likewise identified MSg. Michael Claveria as one of the involved cops.

Yarra issued a statement where he said that he had ordered the relief of the three police personnel from their present assignments and had them transferred to the regional headquarters.