Legazpi City (Jan. 30, 2017) – The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) is expecting that a number of police scalawags would be exposed if not arrested within the week.
This was announced today by DILG Secretary Ismael Sueno after a comprehensive establishing of a counter-intelligence group within the Philippine National Police (PNP).
According to Sueno, the primary task of this group is to investigate and file cases against police officers involved in illegal activities.
The secretary revealed that most of these personalities have already been identified and are expected to be indicted this week.
He said that they have handpicked PNP officers with a high degree of integrity.
Sueno said that consequently, similar units will be organized throughout the country for the same purpose.
This is the latest move of the DILG following the public’s outcry to rid the PNP of felons following the kidnap-slaying of a Korean national perpetrated by police officers.
The circumstances worsened by yet another report that a couple of other Korean nationals were “arrested” and released after paying a hefty sum of money.
Critics of the Duterte administration have blamed the government’s war on drugs as having emboldened several law enforcement agents to go into illegal activities.
Senator Risa Hontiveros during the recent legislative hearing appealed to the leadership of the PNP to re-think or suspend their strategy of the drug campaign.
The leadership however reiterated that there would be no let-up in the drive but instead promised to strengthen the internal fight against police offenders. (J. Garalde)