IMUS CITY, Cavite -- Seven police officers in Cavite province were relieved of their posts Wednesday for sleeping on the job or for abandoning their stations.
Following surprise inspections, Cavite Police Provincial Office Director, Col. William Segun, ordered their temporary reassignment at the Cavite Provincial Administration Holding Unit, pending pre-charge investigation and corresponding penalties after due process.
“I will do this from time to time. Lagi akong mag-surprise inspection para di sila patulog-tulog sa presinto (I will always conduct surprise inspections so they won’t get complacent and sleep at the police station),” he said.
Segun made a surprise visit to the Kawit Municipal Police Wednesday morning and found that Police Corporal Marife Flores was absent at the Women's and Children's Protection Desk (WCPD).
While inspecting the station, Segun also caught Police Master Sgt. Miguel Aquintey, the police community precinct (PCP) commander, sleeping while on duty while Patrolman Mark Capili was spotted not wearing the proper uniform. Duty Police Non-Commissioned Officer Patrolwoman Lauren Digo Lubigan was absent from her post during the inspection.
He then proceeded to the Rosario Municipal Police Station where he caught the duty desk officer, Patrolman Christian David, and duty investigator, Police Corporal Ahvegail Darang, sleeping during their work hours.
Also at the Rosario police station, the duty senior desk officer, Patrolwoman Mary Grace Teves, was caught sleeping inside the room wearing the general office attire “C”. (PNA)