Pasay City mayor vs police chief
Police chief Senior Supt. Napoleon Cuaton, under fire after his Mayor Antonio Calixto wants him sacked by the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG), was telling me that politics is certainly behind the odds he’s into right now.
Based on a newspaper report, Calixto’s move, according to Col. Cuaton, was due to his closeness to businessman George del Rosario and Davao City Vice Mayor Rodrigo Duterte said to be responsible in getting his current post.
In the same report, Del Rosario had reportedly infused huge amount in Calixto’s campaign kitty in the last local polls but the relationship turned sour after the mayor accused his very close friend of meddling with the affairs of the city.
The mayor points an accusing finger at Cuaton whom the former blamed for the worsening crime incidents, one big reason why he tries to prod the DILG to unseat him from the city’s top police post.
Fighting back, Col. Cuaton then accused Mayor Calixto of protecting illegal transport terminals and illegal vices in Pasay.
He explains he is forced to speak while he is still in a position so that he wouldn’t be accused of sourgraping.
The bemedalled police officer says he has all the documents to prove that the police under him have a high crime solution rate and registered the lowest crime rate volume based on data which were released by National Capital Regional Police Office.
He adds he is not glued to his position and just awaiting order from the PNP to clear the issue on his position.