The Iloilo Police Provincial Office (IPPO) has launched a donation drive for Chief Inspector Charlie Sustento, the police chief of Ajuy town and chief of the Provincial Drug Enforcement Unit (PDEU), who was recently ordered dismissed by the Office of the Ombudsman.
Sustento was found guilty of grave misconduct and conduct unbecoming when he was chief of police of Dumangas town.
The dismissal order was served last August 24, which was a mere 10 days after Sustento was named Best Junior Police Commissioned Officer for Operation of PRO-6. Sustento received his award from Police Director General Roland “Bato” Dela Rosa.
Also covered by the dismissal order are PO3 Ramon Baylon Jr., PO2 Joebert Detorio and PO1 John Dimzon.
IPPO officers are asked to donate at least P1,000 to cover the legal expenses of Sustento and the three other officers.
The case stemmed from an alleged harassment by Sustento and three officers against Richard Samontosa.
Meanwhile, the Police Regional Office-6 (PRO-6) is also asking the public to help Sustento.
Statements of support have poured in with positive testimonies from Ilonggos about Sustento./WDJ