Two Camarines Sur police officers relieved for poor leadership
by CT Amo
Legazpi City (14 September) -- The police regional office in Bicol (PRO5) has ordered the relief of two police officers in Camarines Sur from their posts for "substandard leadership".
In a press conference at the PRO5 here, Police Senior Superintendent Baligi Agnanayon B. Tira, PRO5 chief, said he has ordered the immediate relief of Chief Inspector Alex Federio, acting group director of the 504th Police Provincial Mobile Group in Camarines Sur and Senior Inspector Aser Diones, officer-in-charge of Tigaon town police station.
Tira has assigned as replacements Police Chief Inspector Arne Oligario as in command of the 504th PPMG while Police Inspector Edwin Albaytar took command of the Tigaon police station.
He said "They (the two) were relieved simply because of substandard leadership in handling the risks and threats in their area of responsibility, especially in this crucial times that we are active in our campaign against the communist movement like the CPP-NPA-NDF and the rightist Magdalo group in the military."
Tira said his order for the relief of the two police officers from their posts should serve as stern warning to all officers, men and women of PRO5 to be always at their best in serving the people, which is of paramount importance as it their sworn duty.
When asked about the specifics for warranting the relief order, Tira explained that "there had been an observation from the populace and it reached me that they have commented on the my leadership capability of these police officers as well as the provincial police director of Camarines Sur."
Tira added that Tigaon had a big role in the past as the center of gravity in the insurgency movement in Camarines Sur. (PIA) [top]