Sanctions await Valenzuela police official over viral memo on Maute attack

MANILA-- Sanctions will be imposed to the Valenzuela police officer who released an unverified memorandum claiming planned attacks of the Maute Group in Metro Manila which went viral on social media.

This was bared by Northern Police District (NPD) head Chief Supt. Roberto Fajardo in an interview Tuesday even as he stressed that all information contained in that controversial memorandum, signed by Chief Insp. Jowilouie Bilaro, is still raw and unverified at the time of its release last June 16.

"There are a lot of information to validate and when we validated it, it turned out to be negative," he said in Filipino.

Fajardo said the release is contrary to normal procedures as it lacked validation at the time.

Sanctions that will be meted out against Bilaro for these "memorandum violation" will come from the Valenzuela police chief, he added.

But for his part, the NPD head is recommending that the official be relieved from his post while undergoing investigation for the unauthorized release of the above-mentioned memorandum.

Source: Philippines News Agency

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