Calabarzon police chief, 23 others axed over killings
January 15, 2013
The police chief of Region IV-A has been relieved from his post after two bloody incidents in his area, which caused President Benigno Aquino III to lose confidence in the police official’s leadership, Interior and Local Government Manuel Roxas II announced Tuesday.
At a press briefing in Camp Crame, Roxas said Chief Superintendent James Melad was removed from his post to give way to “impartial investigation into the series of killings in the region involving policemen.”
“Nawalan ng kumpiyansa ang Pangulo sa pamumuno ni General Melad. Quezon was in his command as well as Batangas. Para magkaroon ng malaya at hayag na imbestigasyon, minarapat na magkaroon ng pagbabago sa liderato,” he said.
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