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22 police chiefs in Cagayan sacked

URDANETA CITY, Pangasinan – Twenty-two Chiefs of Police (COPs) in different provinces in Cagayan Valley Region were relieved from their respective post due to their supposed unsatisfactory performances in the implementation of Anti-Illegal Drugs Campaign through the PNP Project “Double Barrel”.

Police Regional Office 2 (PRO2) Acting Regional Director, PCSupt C. Gilbert Sosa said those who will be relieved of their posts are 12 Chiefs of Police from Isabela province namely: PSUPT Manuel Bringas of Ilagan City Police Station; PSUPT Engelbert Soriano of Cauayan City Police Station, PSI Prospero Agonoy of Quirino Police Station; PSI Ben Bumanglag of Delfin Albano Police Station; PSI Jonathan Binayug of Palanan Police Station; PSI Aladin Revocal of San Pablo Police Station, PSI Ignacio Layugan of Dinapigue Police Station; Richard Limbo of Divilacan Police Station; PCI Pilarito Malillin of San Mateo Police Station; PCI Edgardo Esteban of Maconacon Police Station; PCI Mario Fajardo of Luna Police Station, and PSI Ruby Capinpin of Roxas Police Station.

Six other COPs sacked are from the Cagayan province and were identified as PCI Alvin Mabazza of Alcala Police Station; PSI Antonio Palattao of Allacapan Police Station; PSI Eugenio Catupag of Rizal Police Station; PSI Ronald Balod of Sta Praxedes Police Station; PSI Mario Maraggun of Calayan Police Station, and PSINSP Christopher Banao of Buguey Police Station.

Nueva Vizcaya province was also not spared from the order as PCI Larry Pinkihan of Kasibu Police Station; PCI Joefrrey Bulong of Ambaguio Police Station, and PSI Rudil Bassit of Kayapa Police Station were also dismissed. In Quirino province, PSI Alex Orbillo was the only police chief who got the boot.

Sosa said that the relief of the COPs is part of the reorganization to strengthen the PRO2’s all-out war against illegal drugs in Cagayan Valley Region in support to President Rodrigo Roa Duterte’s priority program to eradicate illegal drugs in the country within six months.

“We will put the best performing PNP Officers on post so that we will meet our target and attain our mission to make Cagayan Valley a Drug-Free Region,” said Sosa. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)