EPD chief questions why cops still sleep while on-duty even with reported surprise inspections

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Newly-appointed Eastern Police District (EPD) Dir. C/Supt. Alfred Corpus is still surprised why some cops still have the guts to take naps while on-duty even if news outlets already reported that regional directors are conducting surprise inspections.

Balita na sa buong Pilipinas yung pag-iikot ng ating regional directors, ganun pa rin ang sitwasyon nung ating mga presinto sa kanya-kanyang nasasakupan,” Corpus said during DZRH’s Breaktime.

Corpus made these comment after dismissing six Pasig police, who were caught sleeping or were away from their posts during a surprise inspection by Pasig City Police chief S/Supt. Orlando Yebra Jr. on the early morning of June 19.

During the surprise inspection that happened pass 3:00AM, SPO1 Ricardo Allapitan, SPO1 Rustom Valdez, PO3 Higino Dancel, and PO2 Apolo Labrado were found sleeping inside the Investigation and Traffic Section of the Pasig City Police.

While, PO2 Danilo Damasco and PO2 Patrick Baldemor were missing from their posts.

According to Yebra, administrative cases will be filed against the six police, while Damasco and Baldemor will also be charged with ‘neglect of duty’.

Meanwhile, Corpus also explained his decision to dismiss S/Insp. Angelbert Dumaging as the police community precinct (PCP) commander in Greenhills, San Juan.

Dumaging was removed from the post due to the dirtiness of his precinct and for not responding to the calls of the EPD director.

Yung Greenhills na presinto, show-window ko iyon. Dapat iyon ang pinaka-malinis, pinaka-maayos, at lahat ng mga naka-talaga doon ay dapat yung pinaka-maayos na pulis natin,” Corpus said.

Unfortunately, hindi iyon yung nakita ko kagabi kaya pinag-utos ko na tanggalin muna yung PCP commander doon,” Corpus added.

The police directors started to conduct surprise visits to police stations following the example of Philippine National Police Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.

During his term as National Capital Region Police office, Albayalde initiated the practice of doing un-announced visits to police stations in order to ensure the preparedness of law enforcement units.

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