Mayor Isko dismissed nine ranking MPD cops for collecting money from illegal venodrs in Binondo

Mayor Isko Moreno photo from abs-cbn (ctto)

Manila, Philippines – Nine ranking Police officers from Manila Police District Precinct 11 were dismissed this morning including MPD station chief by Manila Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso after caught allegedly collecting payoffs from illegal vendors in Binondo.

The police officers were allegedly connected with “organizers” who charge fees to vendors in exchange for an illegal spot where they can sell their goods, according to Mayor Isko.

“It seems at certain times of the day, pagtalikod ko, may mga ilang individual uniformed personnel engaging, interacting (with) so called ‘organizers’ and barangay officials,” Domagoso said in a media conference.

“Saan kayo nakakita na ang barangay chairman, utusan ang colonel? Saan kayo nakakita na ang barangay chairman, utusan ang major?” he added.

The Manila Public Information Office identified the relieved police officers involved as Lt. Col. Antonietto Eric Mendoza, Maj. Robinson Maranion, Maj. Alden Panganiban, Cpt. Jerry Garces, Cpt. Bernardino Venturina, Cpt. Manuel Calleja, Lt. Jerry Campo, Lt. Maricel Pili, and Lt. Maribel Casayuran.

During the said news conference, Mayor Isko presented some of the new police officers for Manila Precinct 11. They are identified as follows: Lt. Col. Noel Calderon Aliño, Major Salvador Bagne Tangdol, and Captain Manolito Vedana Flores.

The newly elected Mayor emphasized that he will do everything to push his administration’s campaign against corruption in order to clean-up the city.

“I will not stop, I will not hesitate. The people of Manila deserve better from the city government of Manila,” Moreno said.

“‘Di ko na papangalanan. Poposanan ko na lang,” he added.

Moreno assured to the public that he will not hesitate to punish if police officials fail to carry out new initiatives, particularly its clearing operations to unclogged major roads in the city.

Source: Inquirer

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  1. Mayor, maraming barangay chairmen na ginagamit ang kapulisan sa pansarili nilang kapakanan. Para ipamukha sa mga nasasakupan nila na sila ang hari.