Albayalde sacks station commander over Genesis Argoncillo death

Rambo Talabong
Albayalde sacks station commander over Genesis Argoncillo death
Quezon City Police Station 4 Commander Carlito Grijaldo is sacked following the death of Genesis 'Tisoy' Argoncillo, who had been under detention

MANILA, Philippines – Superintendent Carlito Grijaldo, the police commander in charge of the station where Genesis “Tisoy” Argoncillo died under detention, was sacked from his post effective on Thursday, June 21.

This was confirmed to Rappler by Metro Manila top cop Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, who said he was given the order by no less than Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde as a probe moves forward.

Argoncillo, 25, died under police detention just 4 days after he was arrested during the police anti-“tambay” drive for allegedly causing “alarm and scandal” in their Novaliches neighborhood.

The Argoncillo family claimed there was foul play, but cops denied this. Photos and the death certificate of Argoncillo showed, however, that he was beaten to death under police watch. (EXCLUSIVE: Photos, death certificate show Genesis ‘Tisoy’ Argoncillo beaten to death)

Police are currently looking into gangs detained with Argoncillo as possible suspects in his death inside their congested cell. –

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.