Senator Revilla Urges New PNP Chief Acord to Remove “Bulok” Police Officials
Senator Ramon “Bong” Revilla Jr urges new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Major General Benjamin C. Acorda, Jr to remove “bulok” police officials.
The Senator challenged Acorda to prioritize cleaning up the PNP organization as a whole. He also asked the new head to address the problem, which has further damaged the police force’s already tarnished image.
“Kailangang unahin ni Chief PNP Acorda na isaayos ang institusyon, at kasama niya kami dito, kailangan alisin na ang mga bulok sa organisasyon, kasuhan ang mga sangkot sa anomalya at papanagutin upang hindi na makapanira pa,” Revilla said.
The senator mentioned the outcome of the Senate Committee on Public Order and Illegal Drugs hearing on the assassination of Negros Oriental Governor Roel Degamo, in which several members of the PNP are said to be politicians’ soldiers, which he described as a slap in the face to the PNP.
Based on the article, Revilla also mentioned the imminent Senate hearing on the alleged cover-up of the P6.7 billion drug operation last year, which PMSgt. Mayo, Rodolfo Jr. The Senator emphasized the importance of restoring public faith in police.
“Kailangan natin ibalik ang tiwala ng publiko sa ating pulisya, wala namang matatakbuhan ang ating mga kababayan para sa peace and order, kaya dapat iayos natin pare-pareho at ibangon ang institusyon, mangyayari lamang ito kung magkakaroon ng transparency at accountability. Panagutin ang mga dapat managot,” Revilla added.
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