Gamboa warns name-droppers

February 01, 2020

PHILIPPINE National Police chief Director General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa  ordered the arrest of unscrupulous persons dropping his name in order to gain favors from officials seeking placement and promotion or to perpetuate their illegal activities specifically gambling.

Gamboa said he has not authorized any illegal gambling operations since  he was designated as PNP officer-in-charge last October 14  and declared a “no-take policy.”

The PNP chief  reiterated his  order for a crackdown against “video-karera” machines as part of his “no-take” policy on illegal gambling activities even as he called on his men to arrest “PNP chief name-droppers.’”

Journal Group sources said   Gamboa   told all his commanders to refrain from engaging with persons who are projecting themselves to be “very close”  with him and allegedly  meddling in the assignment of some police officials.

The PNP chief  said a certain “Victor ‘Ekits’ Noval,” who pretended as “very malakas” to  Gamboa and could  seek the placement to key positions of even unqualified and non-performing officials, is not  affiliated with him in` anyway.

Sources said during the term of  Gamboa’s predecessor and classmate from Philippine Military Academy “Sinagtala” Class of 1986, now retired Gen. Oscar D. Albayalde,  a number of unscrupulous persons took advantage of their “association” with the former PNP chief to engage in illegal gambling activities specifically banned “video-karera” operations or  meddle in the PNP placement and promotion system.

Gamboa on Friday went to Camp Karingal to join QCPD director Brigadier General Ronnie S. Montejo in destroying the VK machines seized in separate operations conducted by the 12 QCPD stations and other units. The operations  seized  P15,363 in coin bets and arrested  91 persons.