Another Metro Manila police general fired just days after assuming post

Rambo Talabong
Eastern Police District chief Alfred Corpus is placed under the office of the chief of the Philippine National Police

MANILA, Philippines – Another general is relieved from his post just days after assuming his post.

Metro Manila Eastern Police District (EPD) head Chief Superintendent Alfred Corpus was relieved from his post on Tuesday, June 26, just 12 days after he was appointed.

He was placed under the supervision of the office of the chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

According to Metro Manila top cop Chief Superintendent Guillermo Eleazar, Corpus was relieved following an order from the PNP “NHQ” (national headquarters) or the PNP’s top officials led by PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde.

His unexpected departure comes after another quick sacking: former Metro Manila top cop Director Camilo Cascolan, now the head of the PNP’s Civil Security Group. –

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.