PNP-CITF lauded for elim­i­nat­ing for­mer NOPPO of­fi­cial

Watchmen Daily Journal - - News - By Dominique Gabriel G. Bañaga

For­mer Berya drug group bag­man Ricky Sere­nio lauded the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice-Counter In­tel­li­gence Task Force (PNP-CITF) for elim­i­nat­ing for­mer Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal Po­lice Pro­vin­cial Of­fice (NOPPO) mem­ber, Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent San­ti­ago Rapiz, who was killed ear­lier this week dur­ing a buy-bust op­er­a­tion in Dipolog City, Zam­boanga Del Norte.

In a state­ment emailed to mem­bers of the me­dia yes­ter­day af­ter­noon, Sere­nio said Rapiz was named in his sworn af­fi­davit as a ma­jor player in the Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal il­le­gal drug trade and claimed the re­cent op­er­a­tion proved he was telling the truth.

Sere­nio also said he hopes the govern­ment will not stop hunt­ing down erring cops in­volved in il­le­gal drugs, es­pe­cially those he al­ready named.

He added, aside from Rapiz, the other cops he claimed were pro­vid­ing po­lice pro­tec­tion for those in­volved in il­le­gal drugs in­cluded Po­lice Se­nior Su­per­in­ten­dent Wil­liam Señoron, Se­nior Po­lice Of­fi­cer 3 Joshua Bar­ile, Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Ma­har­lika Vil­la­sis, Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Orly Gabi­nete, Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent Edel Man­zano, and Po­lice Su­per­in­ten­dent An­toni­eto Cañete.

The said po­lice of­fi­cers pre­vi­ously de­nied the al­le­ga­tions.

Sere­nio has re­quested the PNP-CITF and Philip­pine Drug En­force­ment Agency to keep an eye on the cops named, claim­ing the drug trade con­tin­ues to flour­ish be­cause of their pres­ence.

Tal­isay City Mayor Neil Lizares III led the wreath-lay­ing at the Gen. Aniceto Lac­son Mon­u­ment at Ay­ala North Point as part of the city’s Al Cinco de Noviem­bre ob­ser­vance. He is joined by his fam­ily; heirs of Gen. Si­mon Lizares; sev­eral Tal­isay City coun­cilors; and can­di­date for Ne­gros Oc­ci­den­tal third dis­trict con­gress­man, Dr. Fran­cisco Ben­itez, the brother of in­cum­bent third dis­trict Rep. Al­fredo Ben­itez.

The Bayani­han Dance Com­pany per­formed as part of the Tal­isay City Al Cinco de Noviem­bre ob­ser­vance ear­lier this week.

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