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BACOLOD City – Senior Superintendent Nestor Tiempo, Negros Oriental provincial police director, has been relieved.
Tiempo was surprised to receive his relief order on the evening of Sept. 29. He was directed to report to the Police Regional Office 18 headquarters.
Tiempo believed he was unlikely to get relieved if his accomplishments during the two months and 24 days he served as Negros Oriental Police Provincial Office (Norppo) head were to be assessed.
Senior Superintendent Mariano Natuel Jr., deputy regional police director for operations, confirmed Tiempo’s relief but did not explain.
Natuel said Senior Superintendent Jimmy Catanes will temporarily serve as Norppo officer-in-charge — concurrently as chief of the regional directorial staff — while the police recommend five nominees for Gov. Roel Degamo to choose from.
Degamo was also shocked by Tiempo’s sudden relief.
He said Director General Ronald Dela Rosa, Philippine National Police chief, called him on Thursday night about Tiempo’s relief.
Degamo stressed the relief was “unfair,” especially that the Norppo was at the height of its campaign against illegal drugs and illegal gambling.
The governor said Tiempo has been working really hard and doing very well in anticrime initiatives.
Degamo believed Tiempo was relieved for “stepping on the toes” of certain politicians. He dropped the name of Rep. Arnie Teves (3rd District) but did not elaborate.
The governor vowed to go after anyone behind illegal drug and illegal gambling activities in Negros Oriental no matter who gets hurt. (PNA)