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  • Writer's pictureLeonora Lo-oy

18 Kalinga police temporarily reassigned to avoid issues on partisan politics


Tabuk City, Kalinga – To ensure non-partisan service among the police, around 18 uniformed personnel in Kalinga who have relatives running for public office in the 2022 local elections have been reassigned temporarily to other places.


Kalinga Police Provincial Director, Police Colonel Peter Tagtag Jr. says the reason why they are temporarily appointed to other municipalities and city within Kalinga is that these police officers have relatives running for municipal level positions at their current place of assignment.


Tagatag added that the 18 uniformed personnel will return to their original designation after the election period.


Earlier, Cordillera Police Regional Director, Police Brigadier General Ronald Lee informed through Bombo Radyo that there are 150 Cordillera police who will be transferred this election period as they have relatives running for elective positions for the upcoming May 2022 elections.

He explained that the policy, which aims at ensuring non-partisan status among the police force is applicable to fourth degree of consanguinity.


Lee continuously reminds the police in the region to stay ‘a-political’ and that the agency will file charges against those who will violate the policy.

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