PRO-11 chief, 12 other cops from Davao sacked following standoff with Quiboloy supporters

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DAVAO CITY – Police Regional Office-11 (Davao) chief Brig. Gen. Aligre Martinez and 12 others were relieved from their posts days after a controversial standoff between lawmen and supporters of Kingdom of Jesus Christ leader Pastor Apollo Quiboloy here.

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Martinez had only just begun his tenure when he was sacked effective June 14.

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PRO-11 spokesperson Police Major Catherine dela Rey said that an order for the discharge of Martinez, who assumed the post last April 26 after Police Brig. Gen. Alden Delvo retired, is already in effect.

She said a total of 13 policemen were relieved from their posts – Martinez, nine from the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG), including an officer; two from Special Action Force (SAF), and one officer from the Davao City Police Office (DCPO).

The 12 other relieved policemen were:

Police Lt. Col.  Allan Reginald Basiya – CIDG
Police Lt. Col. Dexter Domingo – TEU Davao City chief
Police Major Ricky Fornolles – CIDG
Police Major Nilo Morallos – CIDG
Police Capt. Martin Cordero – CIDG
Police Executive Master Sgt. Mark Aala – CIDG
PEMS Mediavillo Alcantara – CIDG
PEMS Rodrigo Arguelles – CIDG
PEMS Jonathan Recto – CIDG
Police Staff Sgt. Adel Balais – CIDG
Police Corporal Francis Paul Amisola – SAF Davao City Field Unit 
Police Corporal Lues Lirk Catedral – SAF Davao City Field Unit

Dela Rey said Martinez and the 12 other police officers and personnel were relieved following the service of arrest warrants against Quiboloy and five others.

She said the 12 policemen were re-assigned to Calabarzon region or the Cavite, Laguna, Batangas, Rizal, and Quezon region.

Martinez, who was moved to the Philippine National Police (PNP) Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM), was replaced by Police Brig. Gen.  Nicolas Torre III of the PNP Communications and Electronics Service.

According to the Special Order No. NHQ-SO-URA-2024-5340 issued by the PNP, the immediate re-assignment of the 12 personnel from the Davao region to the Calabarzon region reflects the ongoing administrative adjustments within the PNP.

“What the Davao region can expect from the new police regional director would be the same commitment to serve and protect the region’s community,” Dela Rey said.

Dela Rey said they have yet to be informed of the reasons behind the removal of Martinez and others. She added that the order followed a statement from Quiboloy’s camp alleging that authorities attacked several KOJC compounds with “unnecessary and excessive force” which the PNP has denied.

Former President Rodrigo Duterte, as an administrator of the KOJC properties, has expressed their plan to pursue legal action against policemen who employed excessive and unnecessary force while serving arrest warrants against the fugitive pastor and his co-respondents.

A Regional Trial Court (RTC) here issued on April 3 arrest warrants for Quiboloy and his associates on charges of violating Republic Act 7610 or the Anti-Child Abuse Law, particularly sexual abuse of minors and maltreatment.

A court in Pasig City also issued an arrest warrant against Quiboloy for the non-bailable offense of qualified human trafficking on April 11. A Senate panel also issued an arrest order after he repeatedly failed to attend an investigation into alleged criminal offenses by him and the KOJC.