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Duterte fires two PNP ‘narco-generals’

Duterte fires two PNP ‘narco-generals’

Two top officers of the Philippine National Police (PNP) named as ‘narco-generals’ by President Rodrigo Duterte have been sacked, Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella announced Monday, October 9.

They are former Quezon City police director Chief Superintenent Edgardo Tinio, and former Metro Manila police chief Director Joel Pagdilao.

“The decision, signed by the Executive Secretary last Thursday, has found [them] administratively liable for serious neglect of duty and serious irregularity in the performance [of their] duty and have been dismissed,” Abella told reporters in a briefing.

Tinio and Pagdilao are perhaps the highest ranking policemen sacked for their supposed links to the drug trade.

Abella said they had a hand in the proliferation of drugs in their areas of responsibility because of “neglect” in performing their duties well. –

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