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No replacement yet for 500 dismissed Caloocan police

Resident watch policemen from Caloocan Police District as they patrol an alley at a residential district in Caloocan City Metro Manila Philippines, September 14, 2017. Picture taken September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro
Residents watch policemen from Caloocan Police District as they patrol an alley at a residential district in Caloocan City Metro Manila Philippines, September 14, 2017. Picture taken September 14, 2017. REUTERS/Erik De Castro

There are still no replacement for the more than 500 Caloocan police who were removed from their posts.

According to Senior Superintendent Jemar Modequillo, personnel from each department are temporarily tasked to man the responsibilities vacated by the 500 police officers who are tasked to return to the National Capital Region Police Office.

Currently, a small number of the Philippine National Police – Mobile Unit, reinforced by members of the Department of Public Safety from the Northern Police District, are also temporarily placed in the four Caloocan police stations.

Forces of the Regional Public Safety Battalion were expected to replace the Caloocan police, but the NCRPO changed its plans and are now seeking police volunteers from other districts who wished to be assigned to Caloocan.

Meanwhile, S/Supt. Modequillo was called to Congress for a deliberation and to answer the question of Caloocan Congressman Egay Erice regarding the sudden dismissal of more than 1,000 police.

Representative Erice asked S/Supt. Modequillo if they can be assured that better policemen will replace the dismissed Caloocan police. The lawmaker also fears that hard-headed and disliked police officers will be sent to command the vacated police stations.

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