There is no basis to relieve the chief of police of Hinigaran despite the insistence of Mayor Jose Nadie Arceo, said Chief Supt. Edmund Gonzales, Negros Island regional police director.
Mayor Arceo wanted his town's chief of police, Senior Inspector Lawrence Gerald Bathan to be relieved.
Regional PNP director Gonzales said that the Negros Occidental Provincial PNP director has the authority to relieve police chiefs.
“There should be a strong basis why a certain police chief has to be relieved," he said.