PRO-6 to rule on Jovie’s fate – Gamboa

first_imgGamboa said Pamuspusan had summonedEspenido to explain the police officials’ recent remarks. In a press conference at Camp Delgado– headquarters of the PRO-6 in Iloilo City – Espenido said he does not fearissuing statements despite the gag order. While the PRO-6 already clearedEspenido of any links to illegal drugs, Gamboa said the regional police officeis also looking at the police official’s defiance of an order to stopdiscussing in public his inclusion in the list of “narco cops” pending investigationresults. “You are still in the PNPorganization. You observe what should be observed. Talking indiscriminately isnot observing the proper decorum. Otherwise, kung gusto niya magsalita nang magsalita against thePNP, lumabassiya, umalis siya,” Dela Rosa said in media interview in CampCrame, Quezon City. (With a report fromthe Philippine News Agency/PN) Gamboa added that all intelligencereports on the alleged narco cops are confidential. The PRO-6 director is Police BrigadierGeneral Rene Pamuspusan who pronounced last week, “Wala namantayong reliableinformation or validated report that he is involved in illegal drugs, so he wascleared.” Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa. GMA NEWS MANILA – The fate of controversialPolice Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido, the sacked deputy director foroperations of the Bacolod City Police Office, is to be decided by the PoliceRegional Office 6 (PRO-6), according to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief,General Archie Gamboa. It was Gamboa who issued the gagorder. He added: “This is my right. I have mypersonal right, ‘wag ninyo lang akongbawalan or else wala akong magawadin. Demokrasya tayo. Kung kasuhan ako, kung ito na lang ang paraan na ma-dismissako sa serbisyo, then let it be.” “Kungsakaling ano ang mangyari, kasi nagpa-interviewako, I (am ready to) suffer theconsequences,” Espenido told members of the media.center_img He previously gave a “generalinstruction” to policemen included in the drug watch list to remain silent onthe issue. In exchange for the gag order, hepromised that their identities will not be disclosed. In a press conference in Bacolod Cityon Feb. 19, Espenido said his name could have been “planted” on the list. Though vouching for Espenido’sintegrity, Dela Rosa advised him to leave the organization if he cannot keepquiet. According to Gamboa, based on theappreciation of Espenido’s explanation, “should it not convince Pamuspusan,then appropriate pre-charge would be executed. Otherwise, puwede ring hindi.” But Gamboa said Espenido’s commentingabout the drug watch list and PNP’s alleged “failure of intelligence” could notbe considered insubordination yet. “As a matter of procedure, thedirector of PRO-6 already took charge of that process,” said Gamboa at a pressbriefing in Baguio City over the weekend. On Feb. 20, former national police chiefand now senator Ronald Dela Rosa also took offense on Espenido’s recent actionswhich he said were putting the police institution in a bad light. Gamboa earlier vowed to deal withEspenido for granting media interviews despite the gag order he issued for allthe 356 policemen being investigated over alleged links to illegal drugs.last_img read more

Rooney handed captain’s armband

first_img Press Association Wayne Rooney has been named Manchester United captain by manager Louis van Gaal, the club have announced. Van Gaal has been impressed with the England striker’s approach since taking over at Old Trafford earlier this summer and believes he will give his heart and soul to his new role. “For me, it’s always very important, the choice of captain,” the Dutchman said in quotes posted on United’s website after Tuesday evening’s 2-1 pre-season friendly win over Valencia. center_img “Wayne has shown a great attitude towards everything he does. I have been very impressed by his professionalism and his attitude to training and to my philosophy. He is a great inspiration to the younger members of the team and I believe he will put his heart and soul into his captaincy role.” Rooney spoke earlier this year of his ambition to skipper both United and England. Nemanja Vidic’s departure to Inter Milan and Steven Gerrard’s international retirement have opened up the possibility that both could now become a reality for the 28-year-old. “It is a huge honour for me – and for my family – to be named captain of this great club,” the former Everton forward said. “It is a role I will perform with great pride. Team spirit has always been very high in our dressing room and I am very grateful to the manager for the faith he has shown in me. “I look forward to leading the team out on Saturday at our first match of the new season.” Darren Fletcher has been appointed United vice-captain, with Van Gaal acclaiming the Scot as a “natural leader”. “I am delighted to have been named as vice-captain,” Fletcher said. “It’s a very proud moment for me and my family. Wayne and I have always worked well together and we will continue to work closely together in our new roles. I would like to thank the manager for putting his trust in me.” Van Gaal added: “Darren is a natural leader and will captain the team when Wayne isn’t playing. Darren is a very experienced player and a very popular member of the dressing room, I know he will work well alongside Wayne.” last_img read more