The National Police Commission (Napolcom) has issued a resolution withdrawing the deputation of Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog as the commission’s representative.
The move means that Parojinog can no longer choose his chief of police.
“The commission declares that the duties, obligations, powers and prerogatives vested into Parojinog as Napolcom deputy are hereby removed or revoked,” stated Resolution 2016-48.
Northern Mindanao Police Regional Director PCSupt Noel Constantino received the copy of Napolcom Resolution entitled “Withdrawing the Deputation of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr of Ozamiz City and among others (Under Section 65 of Republic Act 8551 and Napolcom Memo Circular 99-010 as Amended by Napolcom Circular No. 2001-2003).
In a press conference held on August 7, 2016, President Rodrigo Duterte revealed a list of names of current and former officials in government allegedly engaged in the illegal drugs which include mayor Parojinog.
“I already informed the provincial director of Misamis Occidental Provincial Police Office, PSSupt Edgar M Daniel Jr that the mayor has no longer direct control and supervision of our police and advise him to serve a copy of the said resolution,” PCSupt Constantino said as he reiterate PNP’s “zero tolerance” stand on drugs.
Constantino ordered the immediate recall of all police security escorts and bodyguards assigned to the identified narco politicians, while giving the latter 24 hours to turn themselves over to police authorities or “face the dire consequences.”
He further said that the politicians can request the services of licensed private security or protective agent service provider duly accredited and authorized by the Philippine National Police (PNP) subject for approval.
Police Regional Office spokesperson Superintendent Surki Sereñas disclosed that they received a list of firearms from the Firearms and Explosives Office informing “that Reynaldo Parojinog owned 27 registered and licensed FAs, Councilor Octavio Parojinog Jr., one FAs, Vice-Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, one FAs, Councilor Ricardo Parojinog owned six FAs and Mayor David Navarro of Clarin, Misamis Occidental owned four FAs,” Sereñas said.
Constantino ordered the said firearms to be surrendered and turn-over to the PNP and recommend to the chief of police to revoke all the firearm licenses from the said politicians. (RPIO, PRO10)