CAMP Brig. Gen. Vicente Lim, Bgy. Canlubang, Calamba City, Laguna -- Police Regional Office- 4-A (Calabarzon) director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza ordered the relief of Rizal police director and Cainta chief of police while an investigation is undertaken into the circumstances surrounding the death of Richard Red Santillan on Dec. 10, 2018 in Bgy. San Andres, Cainta, Rizal.
Ordered relieved from their posts were Rizal police director Senior Supt. Lou Evangelista and Cainta chief of police Supt. Pablito Naganag.
The administrative relief aims to ensure impartiality and preclude any suspicion of undue influence by the two police officials in the ongoing administrative investigation being conducted by the Rizal Provincial Internal Affairs Service (PIAS).
Evangelista and Naganag will be temporarily assigned with the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU) at this camp.
Eighteen other PNP personnel composed from the Rizal Provincial Highway Patrol Team, seven from Cainta Municipal Police Station and nine from the Regional Special Operations Unit of the Regional Intelligence Division of PRO-Calabarzon were identified in police reports as having participated in the police operation that resulted in the death of Santillan.
“All are restricted to quarters to ensure their availability for further investigation. The ongoing PIAS investigation seeks to determine possible lapses and violation of Police Operational Procedure (POP) during the December 10 police operation”, Carranza said.
“Certainly, we will not tolerate our men if there were findings of inaccuracies during the police operation,” Carranza added.