Bulacan police chief now heads PNP counter-intelligence task force
MANILA, Philippines – The Bulacan police chief known for the high death toll in the drug campaign is now the head of the Philippine National Police (PNP) Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF), the police group which probes scalawag cops.
PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde announce the new post of Senior Superintendent Romeo Caramat in a chance interview with reporters in Camp Bagong Diwa on on Thursday, May 17.
Albayalde said Caramat is the most qualified for the job.
Caramat has been assigned as the director of the CITF and is also concurrently assigned as the Chief of Staff of the PNP Intelligence Group (IG).
Former CITF chief Senior Superintendent Chiquito Malayo is up for promotion too, Albayalde said, so the post was vacated.
According to the top cop, Caramat is expected to take the lead in the PNP's internal cleansing efforts, as scalawag cops have been the perennial problem of the PNP.
In February last year, President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the reassignment of over 200 "erring" cops to Mindanao so they would be based in conflict areas in the region for two years. – Rappler.com