AT least six police officers, including a provincial commander in the Bicol region were relieved from their post late Monday afternoon due to alleged continued proliferation of illegal gambling operations in their area.
The six police officers who were ordered relieved from their post Monday afternoon are led by Senior Supt. Ramon Ranara, the director of the Camarines Sur Provincial Police office and five town police chief of said province.
Ranara will be replaced by his deputy, Supt. Leony Mesa Danao as the acting director of the Camarines Sur provincial police office, a memorandum directive in Camp Crame said.
The relieved town police chiefs are Chief Insps. Ruben Padua Jr., Pasacao town; Alejandro Monge III, of Buhi; Noel Aquino, of Sipocot; Venerando Ramirez, of Pili and Rodolfo Oliver of Canaman.
In the memo, Ranara will be reassigned to the Regional Police Holding and Administration Unit, while the five police chiefs will be reassigned to the headquarters of the Camarines Sur provincial police office.
Philippine National Police (PNP) Spokesman, Chief Supt. Generoso Cerbo Jr., could not offer any reason for the sudden relief of the six officers from their post except saying that the order came from the top.