Taguig police chief stays in post pending investigation

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MANILA, Philippines—The beleaguered chief of police of Taguig, Senior Supt. Tomas Apolinario, is staying put in his post, a police spokesman said Friday.

Since Tuesday, Apolinario and nine of his subordinates have been under investigation by the Metro Manila police command following allegations by PO3 Alexander Saez of anomalies in the Taguig police force, such as the anti-illegal drugs unit’s reselling confiscated narcotics.

Earlier, National Capital Region Police Office director Chief Supt Leonardo Espina said that should the investigation find probable cause against Apolinario and his men within the week, he will order their temporary administrative relief from their posts.

NCRPO spokesperson Senior Supt Dionardo Carlos said that as of Friday, “Apolinario stays in the Taguig PNP.”

“Saez’ allegations were all done in the media. Saez has no sworn written affidavit yet with the National Bureau of Investigation,” Carlos said in a text message to the Inquirer.

Carlos said the investigation is ongoing, and that the special investigating team formed by the NCRPO was just awaiting Saez’ s formal complaint.

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  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_H47CPJUE4QYKFUCKSUXK3LNBGI Allan

    the nbi should investigate this case, not the pnp unless they have an internal affairs group that is independent. carlos’ tune is not good. he tends to favor apolinario and this could give the people the impression that there is a pending whitewash.

  • jlarcilla

    He should at least be put in preventive suspension to avoid influencing the investigation.  Ano ba yan, whitewash na naman? 

  • tukmoldinako

    madali lang naman siguro yang imbestigahan, kasi reselling daw, e di hanapin kung asan na yung mga nakumpiska ng mga nakaraan, pag wala , totoo nga.

  • les21reago

    Even GRANTING Saez allegations has NO convincing evidence, the mere fact is that those alleged confiscated drugs are already OUT or no inventory…So WHERE are they NOW? This alone will made APOLINARIO lot of explaining to do…Besides SMOKE had come out so basically there was indeed FIRE…
    As NCRPO chief ESPINA resolute over SCALAWAGS in uniform, these OFFICERS named by SAEZ would be having by then SLEEPLESS Nights and with a bleak Christmas…These officers are not TRUE with their OATH and had forgotten the hardships of their MOTHER..

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GG4T5UNZ3P7SCHSRNJ7PF5JZMM Jimmy

    Under investigation..?? Eh bakit nasa pwesto pa si Apolinario et al…??? Ano pang ebidensya ang makukuha ng mga imbestigador kung nandiyan pa sila..???  Anong klaseng imbestigasyon yan…????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/55XNXOYBNF6BG3EWOM5V4YMWXM Pedro

    BAKIT  NASA  PWESTO PA YAN ?  ASAN  NA  YUNG  SECOND BLOTTER?  BAKA  NAIBASURA NA ! HANAPIN  NYO  KAHIT  NASA  BASURAHAN   NA ! DAPAT  DILG  NA  ANG  MAG IMBESTIGA SA  KASO  NA YAN,  HINDI ANG  PNP!  

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