Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Debold Sinas on Monday ensured that Police Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca, the cop who fatally shot his neighbors in Paniqui, Tarlac last week, would be dismissed from service in less than 30 days.
"'Yung dismissal ni Nuezca ay ongoing na po. Ginagawa na po jointly ng NCRPO (National Capital Region Police Office) at saka ng IAS (Internal Affairs Service). Tiningnan kung saan mapabilis ang pag-dismiss. I could assure the public na ididismiss namin siya before the 30 days deadline," Sinas said at a press conference in Pampanga.
Sinas said proper procedures are being observed in Nuezca's dismissal.
"We just follow through some of our procedures and policies na susundin para hindi naman po ma-technical. Ang inaalala po kasi namin kapag hastily or minamadali baka ma-technical kami sayang naman 'yung pagdismiss namin sa kanya kung tatalunin lang kami ng technicalities," he said.
The PNP IAS has said the administrative case against Nuezca, a cop assigned at the Parañaque City Police's Crime Laboratory, will be resolved within 30 days.
Nuezca shot dead his neighbors Sonya and Frank Anthony Gregorio after they had a heated argument over "boga" and right of way . The policeman surrendered to authorities and handed over the firearm he used in the crime.
Nuezca was indicted for two counts of murder. At present, he is still detained at the jail facility of the Paniqui Municipal Police Station.
The policeman earlier asked authorities to extend assistance for his family. Nuezca also said he deeply regrets the crime he had committed against the Gregorios.
The victims, who were unarmed when the incident happened, were already laid to rest over the weekend.—AOL, GMA News