En­tire Caloocan po­lice force or­dered re­lieved — NCRPO

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The Na­tional Cap­i­tal Re­gion Po­lice Of­fice (NCRPO) has or­dered the re­lief of the en­tire po­lice force in Caloocan City, its chief an­nounced on Fri­day.

NCRPO Dir. Os­car Al­bay­alde said po­lice­men in Caloocan City Sub­sta­tions 2, 4 and 7 were first to be re­lieved.

“And in the com­ing days, we will be look­ing for­ward (to) the re­lief of all the per­son­nel from the other sub sta­tions ,” Al­bay­alde said in an in­ter­view with ABC-CBN News Chan­nel.

“They will be re­trained and they’ll be re­as­signed to other sta­tions here in Metro Manila. They will not be able to go back to their po­si­tion or their as­sign­ment in Caloocan,” he added.

Per­son­nel from the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice’s (PNP) re­gional pub­lic safety bat­tal­ion will tem­po­rar­ily re­place the sacked po­lice­men who will be reshuf­fled in batches, the chief noted.

The di­rec­tive came af­ter the con­sec­u­tive and du­bi­ous deaths of teens Kian de­los San­tos and Carl An­gelo Ar­naiz in the hands of Caloocan City po­lice­men and the po­lice’s war­rant­less raid at a house in the city.

Al­bay­alde said the move has been planned since the death of De­los San­tos to prove that the PNP does not tol­er­ate abuse within its ranks.

“What we’ re try­ing to show here (is we) do not con­done any wrong­do­ings of our per­son­nel in PNP,” he said.

The teens’ deaths, as well as that of Rey­naldo de Guz­man, have sparked pub­lic out­rage and have drawn more crit­i­cisms against the gov­ern­ment’s vi­o­lent crack­down against il­le­gal drugs.


The Com­mis­sion on Hu­man Rights (CHR) cen­tral of­fice in Que­zon City.

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