CABANATUAN City -- Newly-installed acting Nueva Ecija police director Senior Supt. Leon Victor Z. Rosete said no reshuffle of chiefs of police will take place as of yet in the province pending an evaluation of their respective performances concerning the government’s intensified campaign against illegal drugs and loose firearms, their internal cleansing efforts against so-called scalawags and their anti-criminality drive.
Rosete made the revelation in front of members of the Nueva Ecija Press Club Inc. headed by Gina T. Magsanoc, who paid him a courtesy visit on Thursday afternoon, eight days after he took over the helm of the provincial police on October 17.
“Ongoing po ang assessment sa kanila. We are evaluating their performance even before na dumating ako, ayaw naman natin na nagtatrabaho lang sila dahil bago ang kanilang provincial director. So diyan natin ibe-base ang gagawin nating pagbalasa ng mga chiefs of police,” said Rosete, a member of the Philippine National Police Academy “Patnubay” Class of 1995.
The erstwhile Paranaque City chief of police also said that among those to be reshuffled are so-called “overstaying” station commanders who have exceeded the normal two years tour of duty.
At the same time, Rosete said he already ordered his men to intensify the government’s anti-criminality efforts, including the campaign against illegal drugs and loose firearms, plus the police’s internal cleansing drive as per marching orders of President Duterte and in line with the explicit directives of PNP chief Director General Oscar D. Albayalde and Police Regional Office 3 director Chief Supt. Amador V. Corpus.
“Pagpupursigihin natin ang ating mga operasyon, para mapaganda ang resulta ng programa ng ating gobyerno ayon sa marching orders at programa ni Pangulong Duterte at direktiba ni Chief PNP Oscar Albayalde at regional director Chief Supt. Amador Corpus,” said Rosete, a veteran of three United Nations peace-keeping missions.
Rosete also said pro-active security measures such as the stepped-up implementation of Oplan: Sita and Oplan: Bakal, and the crackdown against partisan armed groups and guns-for-hire operating in the province are now in place to ensure the holding of an honest, orderly and peaceful elections on May next year.