PNP HQ to axe 3 Bicol police chiefs for failure in anti-gambling drive; “soft” on “flunkers” in anti-drug campaign

Police Chief Supt.Antonio Gardiola Jr, Police Regional Office 5 regional director

By Bicol News Team

LEGAZPI CITY — “Harsh” to remove town police chiefs for failure to rid illegal gambling in their areas, but still “soft” to punish police chiefs for failure to clean up their areas of illegal drugs.

The higher command of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has identified 3 town police chiefs in the Bicol Region for removal from their posts for failure to rid illegal gambling operations in their respective areas.

But, there is no PNP order of removing police chiefs in their assigned towns where there are still illegal drug operations, many months after the launching of Oplan Tokhang.

These three (3) town police chiefs in Bicol are facing removal from their posts after failing to meet the 15-day anti-illegal gambling deadline imposed by PNP chief, Director General Ronald Dela Rosa.

These town police chiefs are assigned in Camarines Norte and Sorsogon, said Senior Inspector Maria Luisa Calubaquib PNPO Bicol spokesperson.

The PNP spokesperson declined to name the town police chiefs, pending the signing of relief orders by Supt. Antonio Gardiola, Bicol police director.

Calubaquib said investigation teams, sent out to check on the status of the anti-illegal gambling campaigns in their towns, had found out these police officers failed to wipe out illegal gambling operations in their respective areas.

The PNP chief gave regional police directors across the country a 15-day deadline to stop illegal gambling, particularly the illegal numbers game “jueteng.”

PNP report indicated that for the period Aug. 1 to 15, various police units have arrested 1,511 persons involved in illegal gambling, including 20 were gambling operators while close to P300,000 in bet money were confiscated.

Of the 620 anti-illegal gambling operations carried out by the PNP, Calubaquib said 70 persons were found involved in STL bookies, while three in jueteng operations. []

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