Iligan mayor files raps vs police chief
ILIGAN CITY – Mayor Celso G. Regencia bared plans to file a complaint against Philippine National Police (PNP) Region 10 Director Chief Supt. Timoteo G. Pacleb before the Office of the Ombudsman for grave abuse of authority for ordering the relief of former Iligan City Police Director Sr. Supt. Manuel Sukarno Alvarez. Regencia said he will be filing the complaint after Pacleb allegedly disregarded his preference for Alvarez to be named city police director. “Dili ako ang nag-abusar sa akong gahum kundi sila” (It’s not me who abuses my power but them),” he averred. Last Sept. 21, Pacleb sent a letter to Regencia, referring a memorandum from the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Record Management (TDPRM), dated Sept. 11, which endorsed the recommendation of the PNP Chief as Iligan City police director. The memorandum also said the PNP Chief recommendee should come from a list of eligible police commissioned officers (PCOs), which included Alvarez. On Oct. 2, Regencia said he replied to Pacleb to inform him that he had chosen Alvarez to be designated as full-time Iligan City police director. But on Oct. 29, the mayor said he received a copy of a letter from TFPRM to Pacleb, terminating the designation of Alvarez of Iligan City police director, designating Sr. Supt. Rene Pinzon Solidarious as his replacement in an acting capacity.