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Hundreds of police undergo retraining in Cagayan

by Oliver T. Baccay

Tuguegarao City (30 November) -- More than a hundred of police officers of Cagayan are set to undergo refresher course at the Philippine National Police (PNP) Regional Command 2 to re-asses their competence to perform their duties and responsibilities within their area of responsibilities.

PNP 2 Regional Director Francisco J. Villaroman said the policemen are members of the police force who were assigned at the Tuao, Solana and Tuguegarao City Police Stations.

During the May national and local elections, several killings were recorded in the municipality of Solana. Last Barangay and SK elections, Tuao had ambushed case which is politically motivated. In the past few months, several street killings were also committed in the city of Tuguegarao including the killing of a police officer and the shooting of City Mayor Delfin Ting. On their report, majority of these high profile cases are still unresolved.

Villaroman, in his statement in a press conference, said the police officers assigned in these areas need to undergo retraining to refresh their knowledge and re-test their capabilities to maintain peace and order within their area of responsibility without involvement to any political rivals.

"The retraining will be held at our regional command office which will start tomorrow, and we will strictly monitor their developments", Villaroman said.

He further informed that the retraining will last for 45 days and after the course they will assess whether these policemen can go back to their respective assignments or they will be re-assigned to other areas.

As of this moment, police officers from other units were assigned to take over the said areas. (PIA 2) [top]

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