Bulacan Provincial police chief sacked from post

MANILA, Philippines – the police director of Bulacan province was sacked from his post on Sunday following the series of high-profile criminal incidents that have taken place in the province for the past several weeks.

Relieved from his post as director of the Bulacan Provincial Police Office was Senior Supt. Fernando Villanueva, says Chief Supt. Agrimero Cruz Jr., spokesman of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

The PNP spokesman said the recommendation for Villanueva’s relief was made by the Police Region 3 office under Chief Supt. Alan Purisima and was approved and cleared by the PNP’s national headquarters in Camp Crame.

Villanueva will be temporarily replaced by Senior Supt. Wendy Rosario, the deputy regional director for operations of the Central Luzon police office.

Among the basis that were used for Villanueva’s relief was the murder of a member of the all female dance/singing group “Baywalk Bodies” and the carnap-murder case perpetrated by a Bulacan based carnap group.

The body of Dianne Marie Santos, alias Rejoice Rivera of the “Baywalk Bodies” was found a few days before New Year’s Eve on the northbound shoulder of Northern Luzon Express (NLEX) near the Tabang Toll gate. She bore a gunshot wound on the head. Anthony Vargas

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