Cop who assaulted boss posts bail; assigned at PRO-6 headquarters

POLICE Brigadier General Pamuspusan vows to make an example of a police officer in Pototan, Iloilo who allegedly assaulted his commander. (Jennifer P. Rendon)

By: Jennifer P. Rendon

The controversial policeman, who, while under influence of liquor, allegedly assaulted his superior officer, was already released from prison on bail.

Patrolman Joerick Ace Ilisan posted a P24,000 bail after he was criminally charged for grave threats, alarm and scandal, and illegal discharge of firearm.

He was out of jail by July 19, 2019, but was ordered to report to the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) the following day.

Ilisan, together with Police Corporal Esil Penarubia, are now assigned at the PNP Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (RPHAU).

Police Lieutenant Colonel Joem Malong, PRO-6 spokesperson, said they will be restricted within the camp.

“They can’t go out unless they secure permission from their immediate superior,” she said.

Iliana and Peñarubia hogged the limelight after they were caught drinking liquor inside the Pototan Police Station 1:15 a.m. of July 18, 2019.

While both policemen were placed under administrative investigation, only Ilisan was criminally charged.

When the incident was reported to their immediate superior Major Ronnie Brillo, the latter confronted the drinking duo.

While Peñarubia chose to accept the brunt of their actions, Ilisan allegedly challenged Brillo to a fight.

With his hand on his gun tucked in his waist, Ilisan allegedly provoked, harassed, and threatened Brillo. He even went outside the station and fired his gun.

Iliana later went home where Brillo, together with the Iloilo Police Provincial Office -Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT-IPPO) team, arrested him.

The PNP Regional Internal Affairs Service (RIAS) is now  conducting a motu propio investigation on Ilisan’s indiscriminate firing.

But other administrative charges might be filed against him and Penarubia before the National Police Commission.

Following what happened, Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan ordered the immediate of relief Ilisan and Penarubia from Pototan on top of a swift investigation and immediate filing of the administrative and criminal cases.

Pamuspusan said he wants to see Ilisan dismissed from the service.