Official who exposed ‘missing’ police allowance shot dead | Inquirer News

Official who exposed ‘missing’ police allowance shot dead

By: - Reporter / @dexcabalzaINQ
/ 07:09 AM August 27, 2017

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A police official who had claimed that P2,400 in meal allowance was not given to policemen assigned to the Papal visit was shot dead in Muntinlupa City Saturday night.

Chief Insp. Ernesto Eco succumbed to multiple gunshot wounds in the body fired by motorcycle-riding assailants at about 8 p.m. in front of PRL fastfood restaurant along the National Road in Barangay Poblacion.


Chief Supt. Tomas Apolinario, the Southern Police District (SPD) director, said the 39-year-old Eco was supposed to be in Mindanao, where he was reassigned months ago.


The SPD said it would check what he was doing back in Metro Manila.

2015 Papal visit blunder

In January 2015, Eco who was then head of the National Capital Region Police Office Holding Administrative Office, was suspended for telling reporters that policemen assigned to the Papal visit had not received meal allowance.

Eco’s claim was contrary to the statement of the Philippine National Police headquarters that the P2,400 individual meal allowance had already been released to them.

Director Carmelo Valmoria, who was then chief of the National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO), reportedly reassigned Eco to the Caraga region for “being an uncontrollable officer.” Valmoria also reportedly accused Eco of being involved in illegal activities.

Links to slain Pasay councilor?


In April 2015, the then-NCRPO director also ordered an investigation on Eco for his alleged involvement in the coddling of then-Barangay 112 chair Borbie Rivera, who was accused of the murder of Mark Felizardo Baggang.

Apart from the murder case, Valmoria said Rivera was being linked to illegal gambling, contract killing and drug trafficking.

On Aug. 5, 2017, Rivera, who had been elected as a Pasay City councilor, was shot dead by gunmen on motorcycles at the entrance of SM Southmall in Las Piñas.

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Police are still investigating the killing of Eco. CBB

TAGS: allowance, Caraga, Carmelo Valmoria, Muntinlupa, News, papal visit

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