Police exec axed over extort raps

October 24, 2019

NATIONAL Capital Region Police Office director, Brigadier General Debold M. Sinas, yesterday ordered the administrative relief and investigation of the commander of the Pasay City Police-Community Precinct 7 after he and his men were accused of demanding daily ‘grease money’ from public transport operators and drivers in their jurisdiction.

The NCRPO chief said that Captain Mark Oyad has been stripped of his service firearm and will be undergoing administrative investigation following the arrest of two of his men: Corporals Reynald Pacwes and Jimuel Bernal in an entrapment operation conducted by agents of the Philippine National Police Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (PNP-IMEG) headed by Colonel Ronald O. Lee on Wednesday afternoon.

Sinas said that Macwes and Bernal were accused of collecting P500 to P1,000 per trip from passenger bus and van operators—depending on the size of their vehicles—so that they can continue their operations without being accosted by the police within the Malibay area.

Last month, a bus operator went to the PNP-IMEG headquarters in Camp Crame to complain that he was summoned by Capt. Oyad in his office where he was told that he wants their daily collection fixed at P1,000 for every bus and van trip in the area.