972 Caloocan cops allowed to return to service after retraining

Maan Macapagal, ABS-CBN News

Posted at Dec 04 2017 02:51 PM

MANILA - Nine-hundred seventy-two Caloocan policemen have passed their retraining and can return to work after strict evaluation, the Metro Manila police chief said Monday.

They are among the 1,076 police officers from Caloocan who have undergone retraining on Focused Reformation/Reorientation and Moral Enhancement as part of the Philippine National Police's Internal cleansing program.

“By next week or within the week meron nang mangilan ngilan sa kanila makakabalik yung talagang pwede bumalik,” NCRPO Director Oscar Albayalde said during the closing ceremony in Camp Crame.

“Hopefully yung mga may balak pang gumawa ng masama especially so na madodoble na ang suweldo so there's no reason for them to ask, na mangotong o gumawa pa ng hindi maganda,” he added.

Caloocan cops were relieved from their assignments on Sept. 29. PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa ordered their retraining after controversies hounded the Caloocan unit during the the killing of teens Kian delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz and the illegal raid of a house in their jurisdiction.

“Ang iniiwasan lang natin noon ay baka ito ay parang kultura na sa city police station na yun... Hindi naman kasi sunod-sunod yung nangyari pero we saw na baka ito ay malalim na doon sa kanilang istasyon kaya one day kailangan na i-relieve at mag-undergo ng retraining,” Albayalde said.

Albayalde said all police personnel, even those with light offenses, were recommended for 2 months training.

“Ito ay puro values formation, human rights at spiritual enhancement ito kaya tinatawag na form police re-orientation,” he said.

Albayalde said they will carefully review the performance of all cops who passed during the retraining and decide where to send them.

“Yung iba makakabalik naman depende doon sa evaluation na gagawin natin. Yung iba recommended yung training school outside the NCRPO, yung iba naman pre charge evaluation,” Albayalde added.

Of the 104 police who failed the retraining, 29 will be assigned in the provinces, 41 will undergo retraining, 32 were found unfit to continue service, and 2 were considered AWOL.

“Depende meron din mga exam lectures, may iba’t ibang modules yan and yung physical agility meron din yan, so pwedeng bumagsak sila sa isang module o pumasa sa ilang module lang but they have to pass all the modules,” Albayalde explained.

Forty nine cops are subject to investigation because they failed to show up during the surprise drug test.

“Nag-awol and they will be subject to precharge evaluation and meron din naman hindi nagreport during the drug test so lahat yun ay iimbestigahan natin and yung vetting process will be done at meron kaming committee headed by the DRDA to do the vetting process,” Albayalde said.

Cops involved in the killing of Kian delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz did not undergo retraining because of the pending cases filed against them.