MANILA The Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) affirmed the dismissal of three senior cadets who forced two plebes to perform oral sex in October.
Chief Supt. Chiquito Malayo, PNPA superintendent, said the Academy Board junked the motion for reconsideration filed by a Cadet 2nd Class (third year) and two Cadet 3rd Class (second year) for lack of merit.
"The evaluation of our lawyer finds their MR lacking merit. I signed it last night. The decision dismissing above cadets from PNPA as a result of the administrative charges filed against them Grave Delinquency for compelling victim-cadets to do sexual act last Oct. 6, 2018 is sustained. The Motion for Reconsideration was denied, Malayo said in a text message sent to reporters Tuesday.
However, Malayo said the three cadets can still appeal the decision to the Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC).
The PNPA is one of the constitutive units of the PPSC.
The three cadets were found to have violated a provision of the PNPA Cadet Guide and are facing an administrative case on conduct unbecoming of an officer.
They are meted the penalty of dismissal from the cadetship program based on the result of the investigation which found them guilty, Malayo said.
The administrative charges were filed against the three cadets, whom Malayo refused to identify, after allegedly ordering two plebes or first year cadets to perform oral sex on each other on Oct. 6, as a punishment for not obeying orders from their upper classmen.
The two others, both second-year cadets, allegedly watched the two plebes.
The incident resulted in the relief of Chief Supt. Joseph Adnol as PNPA superintendent, whom Malayo replaced.
The PNPA was hounded by two controversies this year first was when a group of cadets mauled at least two of their upperclassmen on the day of their graduation.
The PNP leadership has been pushing for control and supervision of the PNPA amid the controversies. The PNPA, along with all police trainings, is currently under the supervision of the PPSC.
Senate Bill 1898, authored by former PNP chief and Senator Panfilo Lacson, seeks to transfer the administrative supervision and operational control of the two institutions from the PPSC to the PNP.
Last March, the PNPA was also embroiled in another scandal when six graduating upperclassmen were beaten up by 40 PNPA cadets on their graduation day. (PNA)
Source: Philippine News Agency