An angry Camarines Sur provincial chief Sr. Supt. Roberto Rongavilla
lashed back at Naga City mayor Jesse M. Robredo in reaction to charges allegedly hurled at him by the city executive in talks with local newsmen and in an Interview with Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Jose Lina last weekend.
In a long-distance interview with the Cabinet secretary in the latter’s morning radio program over DZMM last Saturday, Robredo, aside from his alleged charges against Rongavilla, had ostensibly requested the relief of the provincial police chief from Camarines Sur.
"Robredo should not meddle in police affairs but rather look into priorities in his governance work in the city," Rongavilla said.
"We have our own priorities in our job as law enforcement agency and in our campaign against crime and criminality," he explained in an interview with newsmen last Monday.
"If Robredo wishes to meddle in police work then let him go all out in the drive against the drug menace fast spreading in the city for which he had allegedly been charged with dereliction because of his relationship reportedly with those involved in the illegal traffic of the prohibited drugs,", he said.
It was the men from the police provincial office who arrested one of the biggest - if not the biggest - drug pusher in the city recently because, although the city mayor and perhaps the whole city knew his identity, nothing was being done about him, it was pointed out.