Acting on the directive of Napolcom vice-chairman and executive officer Eduardo Escueta, Napolcom-NCR acting regional director Atty. Ferdaussi Masnar issued on Wednesday a memorandum relieving Ana Maria Paglinawan of her position as acting chief of the Administrative Division.
A video posted by barangay kagawad Mike Almanza of Justinville Panapaan VII, which showed Paglinawan shouting at and apparently shaming two police officers in public, has gone viral on Facebook on Tuesday, October 27.
She is seen asking the police officers their IDs and badges, and heard talking to a PNP colonel at one point.
Almanza alleged that the Napolcom official pushed his wife who was at the time carrying their one-year-old child. She also allegedly took and threw the cellphone that Almanza used in taking the video.
According to the barangay official, Paglinawan got angry after their barangay chairman called the police to respond to an incident involving a relative of the Napolcom official.
A team comprising senior officials from the Inspection, Monitoring and Investigation Service (IMIS) was created to conduct a motu proprio investigation. They immediately went to the barangay hall to investigate.
Validation of the initial report of the probe will take place within 3 days upon its submission to Napolcom.
"We want to assure the public that the Commission shall not tolerate any wrongdoing committed by its officials and employees that may taint the good image of the Napolcom," Escueta said in a statement.
As of 10 p.m. on October 28, the video already got more than 2.5 million views.
Family & Friends Pls. Like and Share nalang po pls,. yung babae na iyan po na nasa video ay biglang sumugod dito sa Justinville Panapaan VII Bacoor, Cavite. Dahil po ang aking kapitana ay nag patawag ng pulis para rumisponde sa ginagawang kaguluhan ng aking kapitbahay na kamag anak niya daw. Iyan po na babae na iyan ay nag-sisigaw na nagpakilalang Atty. siya ng NAPOLCOM na isa raw siyang opisyal ng NAPOLCOM. Kung makikita niyo po kung ano ang inasal ng babae na iyan na opisyal daw ng NAPOLCOM pinagsisigawan niya ang mga police at itinulak pa niya ang asawa ko na may kargang bata na idad 1yr old at sinasabi nya wala kami karatapan na kunan sya ng video..di pa sya nakuntento tinapon pa nya cellphone ko para di sya mavideohan..yan po ba ang isang tao na tiga gobyerno...kaya po pls pls paki share na lang po ninyo..di po ako aalma kung alam kung mali ako...sobara na po yong ginawa nya pang iinsulto sakin at sa mga pulis pati sa mga kapitbahay dito..maraming salamat po...Posted by Mike Almanza on Monday, October 26, 2015