DAVAO CITY – A month after he was relieved from his post, Police Senior Superintendent Vicente Danao will resume working today.
In an interview with media earlier, Danao said that he has not yet received the order allowing him to assume back his post. “Actually una kong narinig sa media yan eh, hindi ko pa actually narecieve (I heard it first from the media. I have nor received official communication yet). I was just informed by the media,” Danao quipped.
He said he was informed that his resumption to office will take effect today only when he reported to Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte this morning.
Danao expressed his gratitude to Duterte and the National Police “for their trust and confidence on him”.
Part of Danao’s plan is to focus on police personnel who were involved in anomalies. “We need to enhance their discipline,” he said, and assured also to “pre-empt, prevent crimes and fight crimes especially heinous crimes.”
He declined to comment on his case, however.
Danao was issued with a relief order dated September 1 this year by Davao Police Regional Office (PRO) director, Chief Superintendent, Wendy Rosario.
Danao is facing charges for four counts of physical injuries and grave misconduct filed last year by his wife. The Regional Internal Affairs Services 11, whcih handles the hearing of the administrative case against him, confirmed that the hearing will continue even with Danao’s resumption to work.
Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) in Davao director Senior Superintendent Pedro Cabatingan Jr. said that Danao’s wife has 15 days to decide on her preferred date for the pre-hearing conference.
Gabriela Chairperson Emeritus Lyda Canson believed that the case against Danao would prosper.
On her Facebook post dated September 30, Canson said that the complaints were not for performance evaluation but rather for the “continuing violence on his wife, violating RA 9262. The report should have been: did he or did he not violate RA 9262.”
“This is not about the efficiency of (Supt.) Danao. This is about violation of RA 9262 which stipulates among others that violence on women is a public matter,” Canson said.