Monday July 23, 2018

Pimentel: Mindanao exile not solution to rogue cops

SENATE President Aquilino Pimentel III on Tuesday expressed dismay that the southern island of Mindanao is being the “favored dumping ground” for rogue policemen.

With this, Pimentel ordered the Philippine National Police (PNP) to give Mindanao the best men in uniform.

"Mindanao deserves nothing less,” Pimentel said as he asked that Mindanao be treated by the PNP with the same respect that all Filipinos deserve regardless of their faith, their culture, and their economic status.

Pimentel called for an immediate stop to Camp Crame’s practice of reassigning erring policemen to Mindanao and to stop recycling postings as punishment.

"This will merely transfer the problem, not put a stop to it,” Pimentel said, adding that Mindanao is deserving of honest and disciplined lawmen like the rest of the country.

The Senate President urged PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa to eliminate this practice. (SunStar Philippines)