ZAMBOANGA City Mayor Maria Isabelle Climaco-Salazar on Monday, February 20, opposed the plans to make Zamboanga City a training and rehabilitation ground for rogue cops from Luzon amid the ongoing campaign to rid the Philippine National Police (PNP) of scalawags.

Salazar made the declaration as the City Peace and Order Council, which she heads, passed a resolution requesting PNP Director-General Ronald dela Rosa to exclude Zamboanga City from the list of areas for deployment of the rogue cops.

The City Council, during its session last week, likewise approved a similar resolution.

Salazar said all the resolutions will be personally submitted to Dela Rosa when he visits this city to keynote the 80th Charter Day Anniversary on Sunday, February 26.

The city mayor said she was informed that the rogue policemen will be deployed to various areas under the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula.

She said they will arrive on Tuesday and will report to the Police Regional Office-Zamboanga Peninsula headquarters in the village of Mercedes for their eventual assignments.

“Zamboanga City should not be a training or rehabilitation ground for them. We welcome their rehabilitation but not in Zamboanga City,” she said.

If this happens, she said, Zamboanga City will have too much to bear, considering that it is still attending to the needs of over 2,000 siege-affected families housed in transitory sites.

Zamboanga City is also the point of entry of deported Filipinos from Malaysia.