CATARMAN, Northern Samar-The police director of Northern Samar, Senior Supt. Ceasar Tannagan, was relieved from his post amid allegation of sexual molestation complaint filed by his secretary.
Tannagan, who assumed his post last October last year, was replaced effective Thursday (August 24) by Senior Supt. Felix Diloy, who was previously assigned at the logistics of the regional headquarters of the Philippine National Police in Palo, Leyte.
Tannagan was temporarily detailed at the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit of the PNP-8.
Tannagan did not attend the turnover ceremony presided by S/Supt. Nicerio Obaob, regional chief directorial staff of the PNP-8.
The axed provincial director is facing a complaint of attempted rape from his 30-year old secretary who claimed that she was kissed and tried to touch her private parts in separate occasions this month.
Tannagan, however, denied the charges as he pleaded his innocence and right to privacy.
He also said that he was surprised that he was charged by the alleged victim.
The victim has just been with him as one of his secretaries for just two months. She was said to have been reassigned to a still undisclosed PNP office.
The alleged victim filed her complaint before the Office of the Ombudsman and at the regional PNP headquarters.
Chief Supt. Elmer Beltejar, police regional director, said that if proven guilty, Tannagan should face the charge filed against him.
He even said that he would make sure that the investigation would be hastened.
report from JOEY A. GABIETA)