PNP relieves 3 cops
for ‘escorting' Peña
BY CARLA GOMEZ
The police chief and two policemen of Pulupandan town in Negros Occidental were relieved yesterday for allegedly acting as escorts of Mayor Magdaleno Peña when he went to the Provincial Capitol Monday to challenge the chief of staff of the governor to a boxing match.
Police chief Senior Inspector Edcel Balibadlan , Police Officer 3 Ronald Palacios and PO2 Lelanie Lagoting were relieved pending investigation of media reports, including television footage, showing them accompanying the mayor, Senior Supt. Celestino Guara, Negros Occidental OIC police director, said.
Senior Inspector Anthony Grande has been named OIC Pulupandan police chief.