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Mandaluyong police chief, 10 men relieved after deadly ‘mistake’

/ 11:05 AM December 29, 2017
Mandaluyong shooting scene - 28 Dec 2017

Police cordon off the crime scene around the corner of Shaw Boulevard and Old Wack Wack Road. RADYO INQUIRER /  JUSTIN PUNSALANG

The chief of police of Mandaluyong City and 10 of his men were relieved of their posts Friday after a shooting incident that claimed the lives of two innocent people.

National Capital Region Police (NCRPO) chief Director Oscar Albayalde ordered the relief of the lawmen led by city police chief Sr. Supt.  Moises Villaceran Jr.


The 10 police office officers ordered relieved are Police Officers 1 Alfred Uribe, Jave Arellano, Tito Danao, Mark Castillo, Julius Libuen, Bryan Nicolas, Albert Buwag, Kim Rufford Tibunsay, PO2 Nel Lemuel Songalia and team leader, Senior Inspector Maria Cristina S. Vasquez. Villaceran, on the other hand is temporarily relieved from his post, says Albayalde.

A memorandum has been asking the PNP Crime Laboratory to conduct a ballistic examination on the service firearms of the 10 relieved police officers.


On Thursday night, Mandaluyong policemen and village watchmen reportedly shot at the passengers of a white Mitsubishi Adventure van along Shaw Boulevard corner of Old Wack-Wack Road.

It was reportedly a case of mistaken identity.

As of posting, Albayalde was at the Mandaluyong police headquarters talking to the relieved police officers. /cbb

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