The Daily Manila Shimbun


Napolcom denies reinstatement for sale claims

February 1, 2017

The National Police Commission ( Napcolcom) denies that there is a reinstatement for sale scheme as alleged by a citizens group.

In a statement on Wednesday,  Napolcom vice chairman Rogelio Casurao said based on their records from 2003 to October 31, 2013, the Napolcom rendered decisions on administrative cases filed against 143 members of the Philippine National Police (PNP), 98 of whom were dismissed from the service.

“However, Napolcom or Regional Appellate Board decisions dismissing a PNP member from the service are not final, though executory, since they are appealable to the secretary of the interior and local government or Civil Service Commission as the case may be. Decisions may be further appealed to the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court,” Casurao said.

Records from 1993 to 2012 showed that the secretary of the interior and local government reversed the penalty of dismissal from the service imposed by the Napolcom on 17 PNP respondents and ordered their reinstatement to the police service.

Upon the assumption of the new set of Napolcom commissioners, they were able to dispose of 712 cases in just a span of ten months.

“To expedite the disposition of summary dismissal cases against erring policemen, the present Commission has adopted the following measures: (1) conduct of regular monthly en banc deliberations instead of the usual practice of ad referendum deliberations; (2) adoption of new set of procedures which do away with trial-type proceedings and which merely mandate the submission of position papers; and (3) the upgrading of present of positions and the creation of new positions to beef-up the manpower complement of the Commission,” it added.

The Napolcom encourages the public and media to provide any information regarding rotten eggs within the police force.

“The Napolcom sees the gravity of the allegations and we at the Commission assure the people that we will not tolerate police officers whose despicable acts smear the image of the PNP,” Casurao said.

The PNP said on Monday it was suspending its anti-illegal drugs campaign to focus on cleansing its ranks after several policemen were allegedly involved in the kidnap-slay of a South Korean business and seven policemen were accused on extorting money from three Koreans. DMS