MANILA — “Rotten to the core.”
This was how Philippine National Police chief PGen Debold Sinas described the four police personnel of Olongapo City Police Office arrested by CIDG agents during a raid at a clandestine Shabu laboratory inside the Subic Bay Freeport.
“These people are ‘rotten to the core’ and do not deserve to be associated with the rest of the 220,000 PNP members who are serving honorably and with dignity,” Sinas said.
“I will do everything within my authority under existing PNP regulations to ensure the successful prosecution of these people,” said.
The Chief PNP particularly instructed Police Major General Marne Marcos, PNP Director for Investigation and Detective Management (DIDM) to closely supervise the filing of criminal charges against Police Lieutenant Reynato Basa Jr; and Police Corporals Gino Dela Cruz, Edesyr Victor Alipio, and Godfrey Duclayan Parentela; all members of the City Drug Enforcement Unit (CDEU) of Olongapo City Police Office.
At the same time, Sinas instructed Central Luzon Police Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Valeriano De Leon, to disarm and place the four personnel under restrictive custody at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit to ensure their availability to face further investigation.
He also ordered immediate drug testing of all personnel of the Olongapo City Police Office starting with all CDEU operatives.
The Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) was instructed to initiate Summary Dismissal Proceedings against the four CDEU personnel involved. (ARWEN PASCUA/AI/MTVN)