MANILA - National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde has sacked the police chief of Caloocan City following a series of reported killings in the area.
Speaking to DZMM radio Tuesday, Albayalde said Senior Supt. Jemar Modequilla was relieved for failing to resolve killings by "riding-in-tandem" gunmen or shooters on motorcycles.
"Ang bilin kasi ay talagang bantayan 'yung kanilang lugar para maiwasan 'yang mga riding-in-tandem. Wala kasing naging report niyan at di kaagad natin nalaman... No less than the chief PNP (Director General Ronald dela Rosa) ay napuna 'yan," Albayalde said.
Modequilla headed the Caloocan police force for 6 months. He was assigned there in September after the city's cops were sacked because of controversial police operations where teens Kian Loyd Delos Santos and Carl Angelo Arnaiz were slain.
"Ang kailangan lang naman diyan, magkaroon ng agarang aksiyon at pilitin na ma-resolve 'yung insidente. Pangalawa diyan ay dapat i-report agad 'yung mga insidenteng ganyan," the NCRPO chief said, hoping other officers would learn a lesson from the Caloocan police chief's relief.
Senior Supt. Restituto Arcanghel, former chief of the Manila Police District's (MPD) Public Safety Battalion, will replace Modequilla.
Meanwhile, Albayalde also ordered the relief of Supt. Amante Daro, chief of MPD Station 11, following killings in his area of responsibility. The station covers the crowded Binondo and Divisoria districts.
MPD chief Joel Coronel assigned Daro to head Manila's Public Safety Battalion.
Also sacked was Supt. Christian Dela Cruz, chief of Quezon City Police Station 11 (Galas), because of his messy station. PNP chief Director General Ronald Dela Rosa himself inspected Dela Cruz's office.
-- with a report from Ricky Rosales, ABS-CBN News