outbrain
Close  

Mayors on narcolist can’t pick top cops, says DILG chief

/ 08:48 PM July 01, 2019
DILG urges local execs to support Oplan Balik Eskwela

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año (File photo by NOY MORCOSO / INQUIRER.net)

MANILA, Philippines — Newly-elected mayors whose names are included on the so-called narcolist cannot choose the chief of police in their cities and municipalities pending the withdrawal of their police deputation authority, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año said Monday.

While the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is pushing for the withdrawal of the police deputation authority of the mayors, Año said the National Police Commission (Napolcom), an attached agency of the DILG, was still consolidating reports and deliberating on the matter.

ADVERTISEMENT

“With the impending withdrawal of their deputation, they cannot choose their COP [chief of police],” he told INQUIRER.net.

He said he presided the Napolcom en banc meeting on June 28 to discuss the move.

FEATURED STORIES

Of the 47 officials in the narcolist announced ahead of the May elections, 37 ran for reelection and 27 won, with local officials formally assuming their posts on Sunday.

READ

27 narcopols back in office – PNP

Metro Manila trio of ‘Davids’ takes over

In a press briefing at Camp Crame, Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said it was expected for newly-elected mayors to choose a new chief of police in their respective areas among the recommendees of the PNP.

But he also said those in the narcolist would be stripped of this “privilege.”

For mayors not in the list, Albayalde said they may request their preferred chief of police, but he or she should be qualified for the job.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Hindi pwedeng kung sinu-sino ‘yan [o] kung under rank ‘yan. Hindi pwede ‘yun,” he said.

[It should not just be somebody or someone below the required rank. That’s not allowed.]

(Editor: Alexander T. Magno)

Read Next
EDITORS' PICK
MOST READ
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.
View comments

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: chief of police, DILG, Eduardo Año, narcolist, Oscar Albayalde, PNP‎
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.


© Copyright 1997-2020 INQUIRER.net | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.