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PNP chief’s Balesin trip questioned by taxpayers following a horrible crash

Interior Secretary and National Police Commission chairperson Eduardo Año reasoned that the trip was legal despite it happening for personal reasons

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Dionardo Carlos has been criticized for admitting that the PNP helicopter, an H125 Airbus, that crashed in Quezon province was supposed to pick him up at the Balesin Island after he spent some “private time” at the said place.

“I regret that the accident happened and never wish harm to my personnel nor losses to the organization,” said Carlos in a statement.

“Rest assured that a thorough investigation is being undertaken,” he added.

He revealed that he was supposed to leave on Monday via private transport.

“However, I was informed that due to unforeseen circumstances, said private transport would only be available in the evening of Monday.

“The flight directive was allowed and issued following PNP rules and regulations,” he explained.

Unfortunately, the aircraft crashed. The casualties include Police Patrolman Allen Noel Ona and injured Lt. Col. Dexter Vitug, the pilot, and Lt. Col. Michael Melloria, the co-pilot. The cause of the crash has yet to be determined.

Interior Secretary and National Police Commission chairperson Eduardo Año reasoned that the trip was legal despite it happening for personal reasons.

“He’s the CPNP (chief PNP) and as the CPNP attending to official functions, it is just rightful for him to use the PNP chopper,” Año told reporters.

“Hindi mo mahihiwalay ang private time from an official time.Bilang CPNP, Kasama [‘yan] sa privileges as head of org,” he added.

Netizens noted the abuse of power displayed by Carlos.

DILG Usec. Jonathan Malaya denied claims that Carlos is related to the owners of the resort.

What happened was truly a tragedy, and people can’t help but blame Carlos for it.


Written by paulie walnuts

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