NCRPO: SAF commando caught in alleged pot session likely to face dismissal

Published June 3, 2018, 2:46 PM

by Francine Ciasico

By Martin Sadongdong

The female Special Action Force (SAF) commando who was caught for allegedly participating in a pot session in Taguig City apparently wasted her years-long experience in the police force after the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) announced yesterday she is likely to face dismissal charges.

Newly assigned National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar (FEDERICO CRUZ / MANILA BULLETIN)
Newly assigned National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Guillermo Eleazar

Newly-installed NCRPO Director Guillermo Eleazar said a probe has already been launched to investigate Police Officer 3 Lynn Tubig, 38, a SAF commando.

If proven that Tubig has a direct participation in the supposed pot session where she was caught, Eleazar said he will recommend to the Philippine National Police (PNP)’s SAF the dismissal from service of the police officer, who has been in the industry for 11 years.

Eleazar said he already coordinated with SAF Director Noli Taliño, who told him that Tubig has been AWOL (absent without official leave) for several months already.

Because of this, Tubig has been facing administrative charges for being AWOL, aside from a separate case for grave misconduct, Eleazar said citing Taliño.

Furthermore, a criminal charge will also be filed against Tubig and her two companions in the supposed pot session.

Tubig, her boyfriend John Vincent German, 21, and the latter’s father Fernando German, 43, were caught in the act by Taguig police in an alleged pot session at Kawayanan St., Purok 6, Barangay Tuktukan, Taguig on Saturday.

The SAF is seen as the “cream of the crop” among all the police units of the PNP because of the high-level and intense training given to its cadets compared to others.

SAF commandos are usually sent to special and high-risk police operations, which include the infamous Mamasapano operation to neutralize foreign terrorists in Maguindanao.

“We do not tolerate any erring police personnel. We have zero tolerance when it comes to rogue cops, especially those involved in illegal drugs,” Eleazar said.

Eleazar also said he will review the conduct of random and mandatory drug testing in the NCRPO, which has a 28,000-strong police personnel.