MANILA, Philippines – As part of the standard operating procedure of the Philippine National Police, the head of the Custodial Center was first removed from his position while the investigation into the hostage-taking and stabbing that occurred at the facility yesterday, October 9, continues.
In a press conference, PNP chief Police General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. said. that part of their rule is the removal of Lieutenant Colonel Patrick Ramillano.
“Initially, of course, he was the immediate commander, so we removed him first. That’s automatic for administrative investigation to determine the culpability of the commander,” Azurin said.
It will be remembered that the news broke that the hostage-taking victim herself was former Senator Leila de Lima while a policeman was stabbed after the three prisoners tried to escape from the PNP Custodial Center.
This morning, October 10, along with the temporary departure of Ramillano, Police Colonel Mark Pespes, head of the Headquarters Support Service who killed the hostage-taker, was awarded. RNT/JGC
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