Carlos denies ‘red-tagging’ solon

May 3, 2022 Alfred P. Dalizon 168 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) Chief General Dionardo B. Carlos yesterday vehemently denied they are into the practice of randomly “red-tagging” individuals or groups in the country.

He issued the denial amid a statement from Bayan Muna party-list Representative Carlos Zarate condemning the presence of a tarpaulin displayed in front of the Capas Municipal Police Station in Tarlac province, which the militant lawmaker claimed is a form of “red-tagging” as his name is being linked to the CPP/NPA/NDF (Communist Party of the Philippines/New People’s Army/National Democratic Front).

“The PNP would like to put light into this matter. The premise is that the Police Station is located inside the Capas LGU (local government unit) compound making it difficult to monitor the movement of people. The police [have] no control on those who are responsible on mounting the said tarpaulin, especially that it was placed on the outer portion of the gated police station,” Gen. Carlos said.

According to the PNP chief, he has ordered an investigation into the matter as it attempts to tarnish the reputation of the police organization.

Gen. Carlos also reiterated that the PNP does not allow its personnel to use PNP facilities for political or social statements or towards disrespecting anyone.

“Rest assured, our main goal is to promote peace and order to the communities we serve,” he said.