PNP in­ter­nal cleans­ing to con­tinue

Sun.Star Baguio - - FRONT PAGE - Jonathan Llanes Sun*Star Re­porter

THE PHILIP­PINE Na­tional Po­lice have vowed for a con­tin­ued na­tion­wide no letup cam­paign against scalawags.

This de­vel­oped af­ter nine po­lice­men of the Que­zon City Po­lice District were dis­armed right in­side their sta­tion af­ter their al­leged ex­tor­tion to sus­pected drug push­ers.

PNP Chief Di­rec­tor Gen­eral Os­car Al­bay­alde, who was re­cently in Baguio City ad­mit­ted the po­lice or­ga­ni­za­tion is still plagued by scalawags but in­ten­si­fied cleans­ing and coun­ter­in­tel­li­gence op­er­a­tions are cer­tain to clean the 190,000-strong po­lice force.

"We are all mem­bers of the uni­formed ser­vice be­cause we have to fol­low cer­tain rules, reg­u­la­tions and re­stric­tions as part of our mem­ber­ship in the Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice," said the Chief PNP.

Al­bay­alde added po­lice per­son­nel want­ing to crit­i­cize him freely on how he man­ages the po­lice or­ga­ni­za­tion should leave the ser­vice first.

This fol­low­ing at least 20 po­lice per­son­nel who have ex­pressed their dis­may in the PNP through the use of so­cial me­dia.

"If you are in an or­ga­ni­za­tion, there are cer­tain re­stric­tions. If you can­not fol­low rules, reg­u­la­tions and poli­cies of the norms of the uni­formed ser­vice, than you can get out of the ser­vice. If you want free­dom of speech, then go out of the ser­vice,” Al­bay­alde said.

Al­bay­alde added these po­lice­men is set to be in­ves­ti­gated by the DIDM and charge

them with in­sub­or­di­na­tion since back­fight­ing is tan­ta­mount to in­sub­or­di­na­tion.

The PNP top cop re- it­er­ated the na­tion­wide in­ter­nal cleans­ing cam­paign of scalawags will con­tinue with zero tol­er­ance on vi­o­la­tors.

Photo by Milo Brioso

TROOP­ING THE LINE. Philip­pine Na­tional Po­lice (PNP) chief Dir. Gen. Os­car Al­bay­alde is es­corted by PRO - COR re­gional di­rec­tor C/Supt. Ed­ward Car­ranza and BCPO city di­rec­tor S/Supt. Ramil Sac­ulles dur­ing the ar­rival hon­ors for the first PNP North­ern Lu­zon com­mand meet­ing in the Sum­mer Cap­i­tal.

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