4 cops caught drinking on duty, relieved
NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar has ordered the relief of four policemen who were caught engaging in a drinking spree while on checkpoint duty in Las Piñas early Friday morning, September 6.
Eleazar said he also ordered Brigadier General Gerry Galvan, chief of the NCRPO Internal Affairs Service (IAS), to file administrative charges against Patrolman Samuel Inoc and Corporals Alquin Orgen, Randy Danao and Robemar Abales, who were all assigned to Las Piñas Police Station 6.
The four cops were caught having a drinking session at a gasoline station along Alabang Zapote Road while on checkpoint duty during a surprise inspection around 2 a.m. by the regional IAS headed by Galvan.
“Nakipag-coordinate sa akin ‘yung bagong RIAS kaka-assume lang niya and ang guidance ko is tulungan ako inspection and monitoring ng pulis at ginawa naman diyan nag-conduct siya ng inspection. Tutuluyan yan mag-file ng kaso administrative against those cops. We also disarmed them,” Eleazar said.
Earlier, PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde issued an order prohibiting policemen from drinking alcoholic beverages particularly in public places as well as going to night clubs and casino and other gambling dens.
Violation of such order is tantamount to grave misconduct which is punishable by dismissal from the service./sunstar Philippines