By Aaron Recuenco
Eight chiefs of police in Central Mindanao were sacked from their posts due to poor performance in law enforcement duties.
Brig. Gen. Alfred Corpus, director of the Police Regional Office 12, said the relief order was part of the policy of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to bring out the best in all police commanders in anti-crime duties, particularly the campaign against illegal drugs.
Sacked were the chiefs of police of Pigcawayan, Tulunan, Magpet, Antipas, Carmen and Kabacan of the Cotabato Police Provincial Office; and Surallah and Tupi of the South Cotabato Police Provincial Police.
“This action was taken in line with the Program Thrusts of the PNP to implement a strict monitoring of performance of every unit beginning at the National Headquarters down to the Regional levels,” said Corpus.
The eight towns will have new commanders who were all ordered to step up their anti-crime programs.
“If they fail, they will also suffer the same fate,” said Corpus.
The official stressed that all leaders must take full responsibility for the implementation of all law enforcement campaigns and each one will strictly be held accountable on what his/her unit does or fails to do.
“This action taken is not aimed at looking who is at fault but to make way for the improvement of administrative and operational capabilities of each unit and office of this regional office,” said Corous.
“In such a way we can make sure that our commanders will always deliver results for their share of weight in our campaign against illegal drugs and other anti-criminality campaign.” he added.