PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief General Rodolfo Azurin Jr. has ordered the termination of designation of Bangsamoro Police Regional Office (PRO) chief Brigadier General John Guyguyon following his recent arrest over charges of syndicated estafa.

Police Brigadier General Gil Francis Tria, deputy director for administration of the Bangsamoro PRO, will replace Guyguyon in an officer-in-charge capacity.

Guyguyon was arrested on Wednesday evening, March 29, in his office at Camp General Salipada K. Pendatun in Parang, Maguindanao while arrest warrants were being served over charges of syndicated estafa.

One of the arrest warrants was issued by Judge Catherine Pepsis Manodon of National Capital Judicial Region Branch 14 in Quezon City on December 1, 2022, while the other was issued by Judge Kathleen Rosario Dela-Cruz of the Regional Trial Court Branch 91, also in Quezon City, with no bail recommended.

The police official will be transferred to Manila for the return of the warrant. (SunStar Philippines)