Bato to reinstate Supt. Marcos, 18 cops in Espinosa slay to full duty
Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald dela Rosa has decided to reinstate 19 policemen, including Supt. Marvin Marcos, abiding by President Duterte’s wish.
In a chance interview after Wednesday’s Bureau of Jail Management and Penology anniversary celebration in Camp Aguinaldo, Dela Rosa told reporters, “Sayang. Walang ginagawa, sumusuweldo (It’s a waste. They’re doing nothing and they’re being paid for it).”
Dela Rosa was referring to Marcos and 18 other policemen including: Supt. Santi Noel Matira; Chief Insp. Leo Larraga; Senior Insp. Fritz Blanco; Senior Insp. Deogracias Diaz; Insp. Lucredito Candilosas; SPO4 Melvin Cayubit; PO3 Johnny Ibañez; SPO4 Juanito Duarte; PO1 Lloyd Ortigueza; PO1 Bhernard Orpilla; SPO2 Benjamin Dacallos; PO3 Norman Abellanosa; PO1 Jerlans Cabiyaan; PO1 Clixto Canillas Jr; SPO1 Mark Christian Cadilo; PO2 John Ruel Doculan; SPO2 Antonio Docil; and PO2 Jaime Dacsal.
Once the suspension of the police personnel is lifted, they will be reinstated to their mother unit the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group, according to the PNP chief.
“It would be up to the CIDG where they will be assigned,” Dela Rosa stressed. He explained that after the lifting of a suspension against a police officer, he would be reverted to full duty status and “can be utilized again by the PNP for whatever assignment.”
The administrative case against Marcos and the other policemen has been resolved in their favor, he pointed out, so there was nothing to stop their reinstatement although the criminal case against them has remained pending.
Marcos and the 18 other policemen, all assigned with the Eastern Visayas CIDG, were charged for the killing in a November 5, 2016 raid of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr and Raul Yap’s detention cell at a sub-provincial jail in Baybay City. SFM
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