BAGUIO CITY?Philippine National Police officials replaced the Baguio police director, who has been on leave for three months after being sued by another police officer for sexual harassment.
Senior Supt. Agripino Javier took a leave of absence in May, leaving the Baguio City police under the care of Senior Supt. Roberto Soriano.
On Monday, Senior Supt. David Lacdan was installed as Javier?s permanent replacement in rites held during the city government?s weekly flag ceremony at city hall.
Chief Supt. Villamor Bumanglag, Cordillera police director, did not refer to the sexual harassment case when he led the turnover between Soriano and Lacdan.
Bumanglag said Javier had asked to be relocated to Metro Manila ?so he could be near his family.?
A check made by the Inquirer showed that Javier?s case was filed at a municipal trial court here. No detail about the case was made public because of the ongoing trial.
But a court employee said the complaint was recently transmitted to the state prosecutor?s regional office based in La Union.
Javier denied he harassed a subordinate when he informed former Mayor Reinaldo Bautista Jr. about taking a leave of absence.