- A total of 12 chiefs of police were sacked for poor performance
- The relieved officers came from the various provinces in Northern Mindanao
- They were evaluated as to their performance output to include drug personality list generation, household visitations, search warrants implemented, arrest warrants served, filing of drug cases in court and other police operations conducted
Some 12 chiefs of police from various provinces in Northern Mindanao were relieved of their duties for their poor performance in implementing the Project Double Barrel or the anti-illegal drugs program of the Philippine National Police (PNP).
According to Northern Mindanao Regional Director Police Chief Supt. Noel Constantino the police officers were evaluated as to their performance output to include drug personality list generation, household visitations, search warrants implemented, arrest warrants served, filing of drug cases in court and other police operations conducted, an article published by GMA News Online stated.
Constantino noted that those who were relieved were at the bottom thus their replacement was effected to give way to other officers who have the drive to perform better.
The relieved officers include the chiefs of police of Cabanglasan and Kalilangan towns in Bukidnon; Villanueva, Magsaysay and Lagonglong in Misamis Oriental; Jimenez, Concepcion and Don Victoriano Chiongbian in Misamis Occidental; Pantar and Tangcal in Lanao del Norte; and Station 3 in Iligan City. The relieve order took effect last September 5.
“They will be replaced and will serve the provincial police office (PPO) or city police office (CPO) as staff officers for not less than one year probation period,” Constantino was quoted saying.
According to Constantino, the officers underwent two months of performance assessment, report evaluation, validation, consultation and recommendation from the Project Double Barrel Oversight Committee.
Meanwhile, Northern Mindanao Provincial Police spokesperson, Supt. Surki Sereñas, said that there will also be a reshuffling of provincial and city directors by the end of September.