Pasig City precinct commander relieved over ‘dirty’ station
MANILA, Philippines — National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Maj. Gen. Guillermo Eleazar has relieved the commander of a precinct in Pasig City Police after finding cigarette butts and other garbage within the precinct’s premises.
In a text message to INQUIRER.net Thursday, Eleazar said he removed Capt. Eleno Ilustrisimo, commander of the Pasig City Police Community Precinct-1 (PCP-1), after conducting surprise inspection at the station on Wednesday.
He said he found cigarette butts, empty water bottles, broken glass, and candy wrappers at the precinct.
“‘Di pansinin na meron doong kalat. Meaning, di nila tinitingnang mabuti. Nasa plant box ‘yon sa labas ng office (They may not have noticed it, which means they do not give it careful attention. It’s in that plant box outside the office),” he said.
According to Eleazar, his latest inspection at the precinct was a follow-up to his first visit on May 24 where he found a “similar dirty surroundings” inside the police office.
“Inayos naman at much improved [compared to the first inspection]. Pero meron pa ring naiwan [na kalat] (They fixed it, and the situation has improved. But some garbage remained),” the police official said.
In a report to Eleazar dated May 29, Ilustrisimo had ordered his subordinates to clean the precinct and was even seen leading physical exercises to instill discipline and emphasize the internal cleansing being waged by the Philippine National Police.
Eleazar denied that he found empty bottles of liquor at the precinct during the inspection.
He said he also conducted random inspections at precincts in Taguig and Makati on Thursday, and that he regularly inspects police stations covered by the NCRPO.
“We have 187 PCPs, [and] I want to maintain [its] exaggerated cleanliness, including their surroundings,” he said. (Editor: Eden Estopace)
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