TACURONG CITY, SULTAN KUDARAT- The city government of Tacurong has decided to withdraw its support to their the local police after the regional command ordered the relief of the city’s police chief.

Tacurong City Mayor Angelo Roncal Montilla (left) explains to local newsmen his decision to withdraw logistic support to their local law enforcement after the relief of their police chief. (Photo via JOSEPH JUBELAG/ MANILA BULLETIN)

City Mayor Angelo Roncal Montilla said he felt slighted when PLt. Col. Rey Egos was sacked from his post without clear explanation from PBrig. Gen. John Michael Dubria, the Police Regional Office-12 director.
 
Egos was replaced by PLt. Col. Joan Maganto, a development that led Montilla to recall all service vehicles issued to their local police force apart from withdrawing support for their operational funds.
 
Montilla insists that local chief executives are given prerogative to choose from the list of at least three nominees who are recommended to the post by the police regional headquarters.
 
The city mayor believes the sudden relief of Egos could be related to their crackdown on illegal numbers game, specifically the closure of a “Peryahan” operated by Globaltech Online Mobile Corp. whose franchise with the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO) was suspended February 2020.
 
“Hence, the operation of “Peryahan’ numbers game in the city is deemed illegal,” Montilla said.
 
Meantime, Dubria denied the allegations, stating that he has ordered an intensified campaign against all forms of illegal gambling activities in Sultan Kudarat.
 
He also refused to comment on the relief of Egos as the police chief of this city.   
 

 


Source: Manila Bulletin (https://mb.com.ph/2021/02/11/tacurong-city-mayor-withdraws-support-for-local-police-following-relief-of-police-chief/?utm_source=rss&utm_medium=rss&utm_campaign=tacurong-city-mayor-withdraws-support-for-local-police-following-relief-of-police-chief)