PNP director general apologizes to Tomas for slight in transfer of cop chief

By: Carmel Loise Matus July 18,2016 - 11:33 AM
PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" Dela delivers his speech during his first command visit on Monday before police personnel at PRO 7. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

PNP Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa delivers his speech during his first command visit on Monday before police personnel at PRO 7. (CDN PHOTO/LITO TECSON)

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Dir. Gen. Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa apologized to Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña for any slight he may have done with his order to transfer Senior Supt. Benjamin Santos.

“Pasensya na, sir ug nahiubos oa ug gitangtang imong city director (I apologize, Sir if I have disappointed you for the relief of your city director),” dela Rosa in a brief press conference with the media on Monday morning after his command visit to Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7).

Although he admitted that they police can survive without government resources and that they can also look for other sources of support, Dela Rosa urged him to reconsider.

“We really need you. Please don’t abandon us in this fight,” Dela Rosa said. He urged his policemen assigned at the Cebu City Police Office not to be discouraged about Osmeña’s withdrawal of support but instead continue the fight.

Santos was among the three city directors who were relieved from their posts last week.

The other officials who were relieved include Senior Supt. Jonathan Cabal of the Mandaue City Police Office (MCPO), Senior Supt. Arnel Libed of the Lapu-Lapu City Police Office (LLCPO), and Senior Supt. Clifford Gairanod of the Cebu Provincial Police Office (CPPO).

Dela Rosa said some PNP officials in the country were relieved because they were allegedly receiving drug money.

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TAGS: Cebu City Mayor Tomas Osmeña, Central Visayas, Dir. Gen. Ronald "Bato" Dela, Police Regional Office

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