Negros Oriental Police Provincial Director Senior Superintendent Raul Tacaca vehemently denies report that Dumaguete City Chief-of-Police Jonathan D. Pineda will be relieved next month of January 2019.
Impartial quarters immediately branded politics has behind the loose false talk. Many rival politicians reportedly abhor the success of Pineda in his pursuit of anti crime drive.
In a privilege speech, Councilor Michael Bandal on Wednesday asked the Committee on Peace and Order chaired by Councilor Alan Cordova to confirm the veracity of the talks of Pineda’s impending relief considering that his supposed three year tour of duty is not yet up.
Bandal recalls that the City Council and Mayor Felipe Antonio Remollo previously condemned the sudden relief of former City Chief-of-Police Supt. Jovito Atanacio by the previous NOPPO Director without regard to the sentiments of the local officials.
At present, the Mayor and the City Councilors are satisfied with the leadership of Supt. Pineda including his many initiatives that seek to enhance the anti-crime campaign of the Philippine National Police and protection of the environment.
In underscoring support to the Dumaguete City Police Station, the City government effected the donation of nearly P 3 million worth of equipment to include bullet proof vests, drones, high speed motorbikes, body cameras, handheld radio, among other assistance to improve the mobility, communication and safety of the law enforcers.
The City’s consistent assistance to PNP Dumaguete along with the concurrence of the City Council earned him the recognition from the Philippine National Police Regional Office 7 for his sustained support to the anti-crime programs and initiatives to preserve the peace in the city, province and Central visayas region.
On the other hand, under Pineda’s leadership, the Dumaguete PNP was cited as the Best City Police Station in the province principally in its campaign against illegal drugs and the significant decrease in the number of crime incidents in its area of responsibility by the Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office.
Councilor Cordova will make a full report on the query of Councilor Bandal in the next regular session about of Pineda’s impending relief which remains just an empty talk so far.