Carlos: Dismissal awaits PNP colonel who blinded Bicol cop

December 6, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 365 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Dionardo B. Carlos on Monday said that the drunken police colonel who struck a subordinate with a glass causing the latter to lose his right eye is now facing criminal and administrative charges that will result to his dismissal from the force.

The top cop said the criminal charges filed against Col. Dulnoan Dinamling Jr. will continue to be heard as well as the conduct of summary dismissal proceedings on him recommended by Police Regional Office 5 director, Brigadier Gen. Jonnel C. Estomo.

The summary dismissal proceedings on Dinamling will be conducted by the PNP Aviation Security Group headed by Brig. Gen. Ismael S. Yu.

Carlos said the commander of the PRO5 Regional Mobile Force Battalion, Col. Clarence Gomeyac will also undergo an administrative investigation, first for allowing drinking inside the camp and 2nd, for not making any effort to arrest Dinamling shortly after he hit Police Master Sergeant Ricky Brabante with a glass seriously injuring the non-commissioned police officer.

Both colonels are classmates from the PNP Academy.

Carlos personally visited Brabante of the PRO5 RMFB last month to extend assistance for his medical needs and vow justice for him..

nn Brabante underwent a major operation that resulted to the loss of vision of the affected eye.

The PNP chief ordered Estomo to expedite the investigation of the case to be able to come up with a decision soon. The top cop emphasized that it is important to listen to both parties involved.

Dinamling was relieved as commander of the Aviation Security Group’s office in Region 5 and is now under the custody of his immediate superiors from the PNP-ASG.

“Iyon po ang ating gagawin, maalagaan ang ating mga personnel at kung may pagkakamali po ay ito po ang laging sinasabi ko na corrective care,” Carlos said.

The PNP chief maintained that the November 12 Legazpi City incident must be treated as an isolated case because the act of one will not bring down the entire organization.

He also assured that he will render his decision according to the facts of the case.

“Wala akong sinasabing I will only take care of the high ranking officers. As the Father of the PNP, I will take care of everybody even if you’re a general or a patrolman,” he said.

Carlos also reminded his officers and men to continue pursuing the good work that they are supposed to deliver to the people in line with their sworn duty to ‘serve and protect.’