FILE PHOTO: Policemen in line (UNTV News)
Manila, Philippines — PNPA Alumni Association Chair Tomas Rentoy said the association has disciplined six of its officers for violating its policies and barred them from entering the PNP academy while in suspension.
A three -year suspension was given to P/Ssupt. Jerome Baxinela, Camp Crame chapter president, for banning PNPA alumni from joining the sympathy walk for the SAF 44 on March 8.
On the other hand, P/Ssupt. Bernardo Borrinaga, NCRPO headquarters support group president, was given one-year suspension for disseminating text messages that the walk will not push through, thus violating the board’s intention to support the families of the SAF 44.
According to Rentoy, “Warning natin yan sa kanila na baka similarly ay ma-situate sila in the near future, to think many times para hindi naman mapahamak ang aming association.”
(This serves as a warning to others who might find themselves in a similar situation in the near future, to think many times (before taking action) to avoid jeopardizing our association)
Meanwhile, four officers were placed under indefinite suspension including P/Sinsp. Erwin Emelo of class 1988, who was accused of raping an arrested guest relations officer in Taguig.
Also facing indefinite suspensions are P/Sinsp. Joseph de Vera, P/Sinsp. Oliver Villanueva, and dismissed Insp. Marco Polo Estrella, all three from class 2001, for hold-up issues in Edsa, Mandaluyong.
Rentoy said “Kahit sa aming mga Board of Trustees ay masakit sa loob namin na magpataw ng disciplinary sanctions but we have to really give them the sanctions para wag na silang pamarisan ng ibang miyembro na malihis ng daan.”
(Even among our Board of Trustees, it is with a heavy heart that we impose these disciplinary sanctions. But we have to really give them the sanctions so that other members will not repeat their mistakes and lose their way)
Rentoy said the group failed to submit their explanations to the board regarding their respective cases despite the opportunities and reminders given to them.
In line with the violations, the six officers will no longer be receiving benefits such as hospitalization, medical assistance, loans, death benefits and recognitions from PNPA, whenever they are promoted.
The PNPA Alumni Association stressed that the sanctions given to misled officials are part of their efforts to discipline members towards maintaining the good reputation of the organization. (LEA YLAGAN/UNTV News)