Number of cops who do not support their families rise

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Thursday, February 27, 2014


CATHOLIC priests will go to police stations nationwide to conduct counseling to remind policemen to support their family and avoid abandonment, an official said Thursday.

Alarmed by the increasing number of complaints on police officers who refuse to support their family, particularly their children, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Alan Purisima released a memorandum, which instructed PNP Chaplain Services to conduct one-on-one counseling to all policemen in the country.

"Kailangan na ng divine intervention para mapatino ang ilang mga pasaway na pulis," Superintendent Lucio Rosaroso, acting chief Directorial Staff of the PNP Chaplain Service, said in an interview.

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Records of the PNP Women and Children Protection Center show complaints from wives, legitimate and illegitimate children of the police officers who refuse to financial support increased by almost 100 percent in 2013.

Cases reported in 2012 were 327 while 542 in 2013.

In an interview, Senior Superintendent Juanita Nebran, PNP Women and Children Protection Center chief, said the act committed by the PNP officers is a clear violation of the law against violence to women and their children and can result to being shipped out of the service.

"May nadadaan naman sa magandang usapan kapag pinagharap ang inirereklamo at nagrereklamo gaya ng settlement na boluntaryong ibigay na lang ng isinusumbong na pulis ang ATM (automated teller machine) sa kanyang misis," she said.

However, the PNP chief said they would not tolerate such actions and would take big steps to avoid such incident. (Sunnex)

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