2 cops relieved from duty for indiscriminate firing in Manila

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Jul 25 2017 05:19 PM

MANILA - Two policemen who were arrested for indiscriminate firing while inside a videoke bar in Tayuman, Manila have been relieved from their posts, the National Capital Region Police Office said on Tuesday.

Director Oscar Albayalde, chief of the Metro Manila police, signed the relief order of SPO2 Ryan Ymzon Marcelo and PO1 Ramadas Tonducan Mucas effective Tuesday and reassigned them to the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU) in Camp Bagong Diwa, Taguig City, according to a police statement.

The two are camp restricted while their criminal and administrative charges are ongoing.

"The NCRPO have no place for these policemen. Tinitiyak po namin na mabigyan ng agarang kaparusan ang mga abusadong pulis na ito," Albayalde was quoted as saying. 

Marcelo and Mucas, members of Special Weapon and Tactics Unit of the Manila Police District, were arrested on Monday. According to the NCRPO, the two committed physical injury, indiscriminate firing, and alarm and scandal.

The police unit stressed that it is intensifying its Internal Cleansing Program in line with the advocacy and order of the Police Director General Ronald Dela Rosa.

Albayalde said he hopes the filing of charges administrative charges and the stories of dismissed, suspended, and reassigned policemen will serve as warning to other cops. 

"Maraming hirap at sakripisyo ang pinagdaanan bago maging pulis. Sayang kung sa isang pagkakamali lang o sa pagsali sa kalokohan ay mapupunta lang sa wala ang lahat,"he said.