Eleazar thanks DU30 for free legal assistance

July 27, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 50 views

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar on Tuesday expressed gratitude to President Duterte for pushing free legal assistance for police officers and soldiers facing criminal charges in the line of duty.

In his last State-of-the-Nation-Address, President Duterte urged Congress to pass a law that would provide free legal assistance to both the military and the police in order to assist them when they face charges from incidents related to the performance of official duty.

The PNP chief welcomed President Duterte’s statement saying that this will be a big help to PNP personnel.

“Bilang ama ng organisasyon nagpapasalamat ang PNP kay Pangulong Rodrigo Roa Duterte sa kanyang layunin na mabigyan ng free legal assistance ang ating kapulisan na nahaharap sa kaso dahil sa pagtupad sa tungkulin,” Gen. Eleazar said.

“Malaki ang maitutulong nito sa amin lalo na sa mga pulis na walang kakayahang magbayad ng abogado,” he added.

He also thanked the Chief Executive for calling for a unified pension system for all uniformed personnel.

“Gusto din namin pasalamatan ang Pangulo para sa pagsusulong niya sa unified pension system para sa lahat ng uniformed personnel. Lubos ang ating pasalamat sa malasakit ng ating mahal na Pangulo na tinitiyak ang sapat at tamang benepisyo para sa mga miyembro ng unipormadong serbisyo,” Gen. Eleazar said.

“Malaking bagay ito para sa mga nagsakripisyo at nag-alay ng matagal na panahon sa pagsisilbing tapat sa sinumpaang tungkulin para proteksyunan ang bayan at mamamayan,” he explained.

The PNP top cop assured Congress that the PNP would participate in discussions on these proposed legislations before the Congress

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