Bulacan police official, 4 others relieved for abandoning post
BOCAUE, Bulacan–The commander of the police community precinct in Barangay Turo here was relieved for abandoning her post on Friday.
Col. Emma Libunao, acting Bulacan police director, relieved Capt. Norheda Usman, 3rd platoon leader of the 1st Provincial Mobile Force Company, who allegedly attended a Christmas party.
Aside from Usman, four other members of her platoon were relieved by Libunao.
They were Master Sgt. Siegfried Dizon, Staff Sgt. Benjamin Villasis Jr., Patrolman Ronald Manzanade Jr., and Patrolwoman Imee Sheryl Florentino
“The precinct of Usman is located in the so-called fireworks capital area of the country that is on high alert status due to the influx of fireworks enthusiasts buying fireworks and pyrotechnic products for the New Year celebration,” Libunao said.
In the past years, the town has experienced accidental explosions of fireworks stores due to negligence by consumers and dealers.
For the strict implementation of the Republic Act 7183 or the Firecracker Law, she said the fireworks stores must be monitored on a 24-hour basis.
Of the 124 fireworks dealers in Bulacan, 65 are located in Bocaue.
“Aside from abandoning her post, Usman has not yet replaced the police directory in front of their office with Gen. Oscar Albayalde still listed as the PNP chief,” Libunao added.
Usman was replaced by Capt. Michael Udal as the police community commander.
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