IAS recommends dismissal vs police exec in Parojinog rape case
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) has recommended the dismissal of Police Lieutenant Colonel Jigger Noceda, former PNP Custodial Unit chief, over the sexual abuse case lodged against him by detained former Ozamiz Vice Mayor Nova Parojinog.
“Submitted na po iyong recommendation for dismissal kay [Lt. Col.] Noceda kay CPNP [Chief PNP Police General Debold Sinas] thru DPRM [Directorate for Personnel and Records Management] for decision,” said PNP IAS chief Lawyer Alfegar Triambulo in a text message to INQUIRER.net on Wednesday when sought for updates regarding Noceda’s case.
(We already submitted the dismissal recommendation against Noceda to chief PNP through the DPRM.)
The PNP chief will then decide whether Noceda’s dismissal from police service will push through, said Triambulo.
Noceda was accused of sexually assaulting Parojinog inside his office in June and in September this year. He is facing complaints of rape, acts of lasciviousness, unjust vexation, and violation of the Safe Spaces Act filed by the PNP Women and Children Protection Center before the Quezon City Office of the Prosecutor.
Under Republic Act 8551 or the PNP Reform and Reorganization Act of 1998, the IAS will handle the investigation on police involved in violating police procedures and regulations.
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