PRESIDENT Rodrigo R. Duterte has fired Senior Supt. Francisco B. Ebreo as Bacolod City police chief and four other officials for their alleged involvement in illegal drugs.
Mr. Duterte made the announcement at a businessman’s birthday party at the L’Fisher Hotel in Bacolod that he attended last Saturday, according to a press release from the Presidential Communications Operations Office (PCOO) on Sunday, Jan. 13.
“I’d like to know if the chief of police is here. If you are here kindly stand up because you are fired as of this moment,” the President was quoted as saying. “In your involvement in drugs and making the people of Bacolod miserable, I am relieving and dismissing you from the service as of now, Senior Superintendent Francis Ebreo,” he added.
He also announced the dismissal of four other police officials assigned in the city, naming “Superintendent Tayuan… And Superintendent Yatar… And there is Victor Paulino, police SI… Macapagal, you are out.”
The PCOO also said that the police officers were ordered to report to the Office of the President this Monday at 2 p.m. Mr. Duterte said these cops are protectors of the drug syndicate in Bacolod City. — (Arjay L. Balinbin, BW, Photo by NDB)