‘A BIG CHALLENGE’ Solve slay cases, new ICPO director told

first_imgMeanwhile, the four cases thathappened during the term of Defensor’s predecessor, Biñas, and still unsolvedwere the following: But not just payola from illegalgambling, according to the police director. Policemen must refrain from takingbribe money from whatever illegal activities. * May 21, 2019 – Tristan ZacharyEribal, 19, of Barangay Caingin, La Paz district was shot and stabbed inBarangay Balabago, Jaro “I’m satisfied of theperformance of the former city police director. I hope you do better,”said Pamuspusan. In a telephone interview prior toyesterday’s ICPO turnover of command, Dampal told Panay News his three main thrusts were the campaign against illegaldrugs and illegal gambling, and ICPO internal cleansing. Police Colonel Eric Dampal. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * June 8,2019 – Allan Salario, 51, of Barangay Calmay, Janiuay, Iloilo died ofgunshot wounds on the head and back at Metropolis Subdivision in BarangayTagbak, Jaro A “big challenge” was how Dampaldescribed this task right after yesterday’s turnover ceremony at the ICPOheadquarters on General Luna Street. In a previous interview, Defensoracknowledged the ICPO’s failure to solve murder cases. His men were having ahard time, he said. Pamuspusan said Dampal had “big shoesto fill”. * July 13, 2018 – Ranny Bibanco, 33,of Trance Street, Barangay 2, Tigbauan, Iloilo was shot at the Iloilo TerminalMarket “I’m so particular on internalcleansing, especially the tamang bihis(correct wearing of uniform). It’s nice to see our personnel wearing clean andnew uniforms,” said Dampal./PN * Jan. 19, 2020 – Delfin Britanico ofBarangay Nabitasa, La Paz was shot to death Police Brigadier General RenePamuspusan, Western Visayas police director, specifically mentioned the stillunsolved killing in Barangay Nabitasan, La Paz district of young businessmanDelfin Britanico, son of former assemblyman Salvador “Buddy” Britanico, justthis Jan. 19. There were “so many things to do”, hesaid, but with “the help of the men and women of ICPO and the community” hewould be “fine.” Just last week Pamuspusan warnedpolicemen against accepting payola or protection money from illegal gamblingoperators. Administrative charges would be filed,according to Pamuspusan, which could lead to an erring policeman’s dismissalfrom the service. “You have to solve the Britanicocase. I want you to use all your resources. I will help you,” Pamuspusan toldDampal yesterday. Dampal welcomed the reminders. “Policemen who violate this ‘no take’policy will be facing dire consequences,” he said. * May 21, 2019 – Jimrod Eribal, 22, ofBarangay San Isidro, Jaro was shot and stabbed in Barangay Balabago, Jaro * Nov. 19, 2018 – Retired SeniorPolice Officer II Rolando Alag was shot in Barangay Villa Anita, City Proper whiledriving his van “Gagawinnatin ang lahat para maging mabuti ang ang ating pamamahala sa ICPO. I have to study all unsolved cases,” said Dampal, formerdirector of the Compostela Valley Police Provincial Office who also had a stintat the Police Regional Office 11 or Davao Region. UNSOLVEDCASES The unsolved slays under Defensor’swatch were the following: “I want you to take these seriously,”said Pamuspusan. * Nov. 7, 2018 – Marvin Vasquez, 34,of Zone 3, Barangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao was shot in Barangay Taft North,Mandurriao For starters, Dampal said, he would beintensifying police visibility for crime deterrence. * Nov. 24, 2018 – Nestor Piagola Jr.,33, of Barangay Zamora-Melliza, Iloilo City was shot on Rima-Rizal Street, CityProper ILOILO City – Can the new Iloilo City Police Office (ICPO)director, Police Colonel Eric Dampal, achieve what his predecessor, PoliceColonel Martin Defensor, failed to do – solve and/or prevent killings mostlyinvolving riding-in-tandem assassins? Four other slay cases that happenedjust before Defensor became the ICPO director also remain unsolved up to today.The ICPO director then was Police Colonel Henry Biñas, now the director of theBacolod City Police Office. The order to solve the Britanico slaycase came from Malacañang. Former assemblyman Britanico sought the help ofPresident Rodrigo Duterte who in turn ordered the Philippine National Policeand National Bureau of Investigation to act. CHANGE OF COMMAND. Police Colonel Eric Dampal (left) formally takes over as director of the Iloilo City Police Office during a change of command presided by Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan (right), Western Visayas police director, on Feb. 20, 2020. Looking on (partly hidden) is Dampal’s predecessor, Police Colonel Martin Defensor, now the chief of the Directorial Staff, Police Regional Office 6. IAN PAUL CORDERO/PN * March 2, 2019 – Lhuil Clemente, 40,of Barangay East Baluarte, Molo district was shot on Mabini Street, City Proper * Jan. 19, 2020 – Alain Muller, 42, ofBarangay Cuartero, Jaro was shot outside his house “We have to deploy more policemen tothe field,” he said. He appealed for public help. “All the assassins covered their facesto hide their identities. Also, no witnesses have surfaced,” said Defensor. * Sept. 7, 2018 – Don Azucena, 39, ofBarangay Calumpang, Molo was shot outside his house “I take the challenge of ourregional director,” said Dampal, 54, a native of Bukidnon and member ofthe Philippine National Police Academy – Class 1992. * Oct. 5, 2018 – Neil Resma, 38, ofBarangay Bakhaw, Mandurriao district was shot in Barangay Calubihan, Jarodistrict * Sept. 7, 2018 – Rolando Puda, 41, ofBarangay Ingore, La Paz district was shot near his house * Sept. 11, 2018 – Gerardo Mamarion,25, of Barangay Tacas, Jaro was shot in Zone 4, Barangay Ungka, Jaro When Dampal’s predecessor Defensortook over the ICPO directorship on Sept. 12, 2018 he vowed to solve killingsinvolving riding-in-tandem assassins and prevent more of such incidents fromhappening. But just six months into his directorship, five such incidents tookplace, and several more happened in succeeding months including Britanico’s –and all remained unsolved as of yesterday, Feb. 20, when Defensor left the citypolice office. Pamuspusan also reminded Dampal toenforce “what the PNP chief, General Archie Francisco Gamboa, wanted to do –the ‘no take policy’ and discipline of policemen.”last_img

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