FOLLOWING President Rodrigo Duterte’s rejection to put erring cops under disciplinary retraining, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa said on Monday that he will personally present 387 policemen from the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) to the President.

“The order of the President is to have this 300 plus policemen, instead na ipa-retrain sa Subic ay pareportin muna sa Malacañang para mag-start sila maglinis sa Pasig River (Instead of retraining in Subic, they will first report to Malacanang and clean up the Pasig River),” he said.

“So I am now ordering the regional director of NCRPO to have these [cops] to report here to Camp Crame para sasamahan ko, dadalhin ko sa Malacañang ipa-formation ko sa harap ni Presidente para mag-start na sila maglinis doon sa Pasig River,” Dela Rosa added.

Earlier, NCRPO Director Osacar Albayalde said after investigation and verification of the reported erring cops and scalawags in the NCRPO, they found out that 387 police officers "need to undergo retraining."

He said during the training, the monthly salary and allowances of the said cops are suspended.

Of the 387, 15 were police commissioned officers or those with a rank of police inspector and up; 371 were non-commission officers or those with the ranks of police officer 1 to senior police officer 4; and a civilian employee.

However, Dela Rosa clarified that the said policemen are only facing minor offenses, which can still be "fixed."

“Karamihan nitong 300 plus, ito ay minor offenses which are not grounds from separation from the service kagaya ng absences sa duty, late in reporting to work, ‘yung mga simple infractions na ‘yun we consider these policemen as reformable,” he said.

Earlier, Duterte halted the plan of retraining the said cops and instead ordered them to report directly to him.

"Yung sabi ni Bato na mag-retraining? No, they will be suspended, all of them. Tapos mag-report sila diyan sa Malacañang, diyan sa opisina ko. Magtindig sila lahat diyan until I decide what to do with them,” he said. (SunStar Philippines)