Duterte fires Bacolod Police chief, 4 others

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DAVAO CITY (January 14) —  President Rodrigo Duterte fired Bacolod City Chief of Police S/Supt. Francis Ebreo and four other police officers for alleged involvement in illegal drugs.

A statement from the Palace revealed that Duterte  fired Ebreo in a speech at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod City on Saturday, January 12.

In the middle of his speech, Duterte said “I’d like to know if the chief of police is here. If you are here, kindly stand up because you are fired as of this moment,” the President said.

“In your involvement in drugs and making the people of Bacolod miserable, I am relieving and dismissing you from the service as of now, Senior Superintendent Francis Ebreo,” Duterte said.

Duterte also fired four officers namely Police Superintendent Nasruddin Tayuan, P/Supt. Richie Yatar, Senior Inspector Victor Paulino and P/SSupt. Allan Macapagal. The officers have been reassigned to the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU), as per the Metro Manila police office.

He also ordered the four police officers  to report to him at 2 p.m. on Monday. Duterte accused the officers of working with drug syndicates.

“But these persons that I have mentioned have something to do with the interest of the city… you are protecting, or you are in cahoots with the drug syndicate in the city,” he said. –NewsLine.ph

 

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