The three were Police Staff Sergeant Roy Panaguiton of Sebaste, Antique police station; Police Corporal Arnie Luminario of the Molo district police station here; and Police Staff Sergeant Paul Pingoy assigned at the intelligence division of the regional police headquarters. Panaguiton is currently restricted at the Antique Police Provincial Office while Pingoy and Luminario at the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO-6) and Iloilo City Police Office, respectively. They were transporting boxes of liquor. According to PRO-6 spokesperson Police Lieutenant Colonel Gilbert Gorero, no less than Police Brigadier General Rene Pamuspusan, regional police director, ordered the relief of the three policemen. “Erring police officers have no place in the PRO-6,” said Pamuspusan./PN ILOILO City – Three police officers were relieved from their posts and charged criminally and administratively with violating the liquor ban in line with the community quarantine being imposed due to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The charges against Panaguiton and Luminario were filed on May 5 while Pingoy’s on May 9. Panaguiton was apprehended in the town of Pandan, Antique on May 5 while Pingoy was arrested at a Santa Barbara, Iloilo checkpoint on May 8. Luminario was caught in Iloilo City on May 4 in Passi City. They were charged for violation of Article 151 of the Revised Penal Code or disobedience in relation to liquor ban. The three police officers were among the 29 liquor ban violators arrested across the region since the community quarantine was enforced across the region. Pamuspusan, on the other hand, commended the policemen who apprehended their three colleagues. “We have to impose disciplinary action against them. They were supposed to be the arresting officers but they were the ones violating the liquor ban,” said Gorero.
Buenos Aires: Lionel Messi has been recalled to Argentina’s squad for upcoming friendlies against Brazil and Uruguay after serving a three-month international ban, the Argentine Football Association has said.The 32-year-old Barcelona forward has not played for his country since being sent off in the Albiceleste’s 2-1 defeat of Chile in the Copa America third-place playoff in July. He was subsequently suspended and fined $50,000 by South American football governing body CONMEBOL for claiming the Copa America was “corrupt”, reports Xinhua.Messi missed four matches for Argentina during the ban — a 0-0 draw with Chile, a 4-0 win over Mexico, a 2-2 draw with Germany and a 6-1 victory over Ecuador.Two-time World Cup winners Argentina will meet Brazil in Saudi Arabia on November 15 and Uruguay in Israel three days later.Following is the Argentina squad:Goalkeepers: Agustin Marchesin, Juan Musso, Emiliano Martinez, Esteban Andrada, Defenders: Juan Foyth , Renzo Saravia, Nicolas Otamendi, German Pezzella, Marcos Rojo, Walter Kannemann, Nicolas Taglafico, Nehuen Perez, Guido Rodriguez, Midfielders: Giovani lo Celso, Leandro Paredes, Nicolas Dominguez, Rodrigo de Paul, Marcos Acuna, Roberto Pereyra, Lucas Ocampos, Forwards: Lionel Messi, Sergio Aguero, Nicolas Gonzalez, Lucas Alario, Lautaro Martinez, Paulo Dybala. IANS Also Read: Lionel Messi Sparkles for Barcelona in 5-1 Rout of Valladolid in La LigaAlso Watch:Watch | Exceptional Step to counter Human-Elephant Conflict in Digboi