President Duterte Axed 2 Alleged Narco-Generals From PNP

President Duterte Dismissed 2 Alleged Narco-Generals From PNP

Two alleged narco-generals from the Philippine National Police (PNP) has been dismissed by President Rodrigo Duterte on their position.

On Monday (October 09, 2017),  Malacañang Palace announced that President Duterte has relieved two high-ranking officials from PNP for allegedly involved in the proliferation of illegal drugs in the country.

The two generals were identified as Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio and Director Joel Pagdilao. The accused were found administratively liable for the negligence of duty and irregularity on their performance.


On Thursday (October 05, 2017), Executive Secretary Salvador Medialdea has signed the decision for the two high-ranking PNP officials.

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Albella said that both generals decline to do their responsibilities as law enforcers, which resulted in the proliferation of illegal drugs in their areas of jurisdiction. However, Abella has no idea if Tinio and Pagdilao will face criminal charges.

“Evidence shows that both generals have deliberately refused without cause to perform their duties as police officers resulting in the proliferation of drug trade in their areas of jurisdiction, thus the president’s decision,” said by Abella quoted by Philstar.

Chief Superintendent EdgardoTinio
Director Joel Pagdilao

Pagdilao and Tinio are only two out of five generals including retired police officials Marcelo Garbo Jr., Bernardo Diaz and Vic Loot who were also tagged by President Duterte as narco-generals during his speech last July 2016.

The two alleged narco-generals were the high-ranking police officials of PNP affected by the internal cleansing imposed by PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

Edgardo Tinio is the former director of the Quezon City Police District, while Joel Pagdilao was the former National Capital Region Police Office chief who replaced Director Oscar Albayalde.

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