The National Police Commission (Napolcom) on Wednesday said it aims to finish the investigation on three of the five officials of the Philippine National Police (PNP) allegedly involved in illegal drugs within a month.
In an interview, Napolcom Vice Chairman Rogelio T. Casurao said the commission will create a team which will validate the information on the alleged involvement of the generals who are still in active service, namely, Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz of the Police Regional Office 6, former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Supt. Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio.
He noted however that former Dir. Gen. Marcelo Garbo, Jr. and Gen. Vicente Loot will not be included in their investigation as the two are already retired from the service.
”The concern of the Napolcom is the administrative side it’s the job of the Napolcom to oversee the activities and operation of PNP ang role ng Napolcom is very much of administrative side of disciplinary function and measure the other part for criminal aspect will be its regular by prosecution agency,” Casurao told the Philippines News Agency (PNA).
”Referring the evidences we are doing is verifying the pieces of documents provided by the law enforcement agency,” he said.
”Expect one-month period and come up for a formal decision on the matter. The commission is group of six commission member it’s a collegial decision kung ano man ang makapag kasunduan o decision its collegial decision including the chairman of the commission,” he said.
Once they are found guilty, the three police generals will be immediately dismissed from the service.
When asked if they are going to talk to the involved generals, Casurao said “Hindi na darating sa ganun na kausapin yung mga general this are purely paper work of the submission of there position paper and punishment on the basis of the documents the Napolcom will act accordingly kakailangan lang siguro kung haharapin sila (if) there is need to ask clarificatory questions (but) kung sufficient based on the documents the Napolcom hindi na kakausapin.”.
President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday publicly named the five PNP officials suspected to be involved in illegal drugs and ordered them relieved from the posts.
Duterte made the announcement at the 69th Anniversary celebration of the Philippine Air Force (PAF) at the Clark Airbase in Mabalacat, Pampanga.