By Jean Fernando
A Pasay City Police Community Precinct commander was relieved from his post after National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar conducted a surprise inspection to all community precincts in Metro Manila, early Monday morning.
Chief Insp. Allan Estrada, chief of PCP-1, who was on duty found by Eleazar, not around in his post.
Eleazar who reportedly arrived at the PCP-1 at about 2 a.m. looked for Estrada and was told by one of duty policeman SPO4 Moises Sto. Tomas that Estrada was inside at the commander’s office.
The NCRPO chief knocked several times at the door of the commander’s office but was found that the room was in a double locked.
Eleazar after finding that there was also a secret door at the back of the community precinct going inside the commander’s room, they only found two guns placed on top of the table and Estrada’s wallet was placed on top of the bed while the said PCP commander was nowhere to be found.
Sto. Tomas reportedly tried to call Estrada through his cellular phone but the commander’s phone was reportedly turned off.
Eleazar in an interview, said there is no problem with him whether a station commander is sleeping inside the commander’s office as long as policemen on duty were all awake and ready to respond to any call of duty.
Senior Supt. Nelson Flores who was informed by Eleazar of the incident ordered him to relieve Estrada from his post and report to the NCRPO office.
Senior Insp. Oscar Santos, former chief of the -8 replaced Estrada as the officer in-charge.