Ilocos Sur PNP chief sacked; new director vows ‘internal cleansing’

>> Saturday, May 20, 2017

By Myds Supnad

CAMP PRES ELPIDIO QUIRINO, Ilocos Sur -- After only few months of duty, the Ilocos Sur police director was sacked.
Senior .Supt Jovencio Badua was appointed as new Philippine National Police provincial director replacing Supt. Rey de Peralta.
The assumption of Badua came as surprise to newsmen since de Peralta was still new to the post. 
But sources claim that de Peralta's performance did not impress the local leadership that triggered his sudden relief.
Chief Insp. Honesto Lazo, PNP spokesman, said right assuming his post  Badua vowed to initiate “internal cleansing of policemen, conduct of random drug testing to all police personnel, campaign against illegal drugs and illegal gambling.”

Lazo said the new provincial police director also vowed to improve  crime situation to make Ilocos Sur more safe to constituents and visitors.


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