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Eleazar wants to bring PNP discipline to Senate

November 30, 2021 Alfred P. Dalizon 105 views

FORMER Philippine National Police (PNP) chief-turned 2022 senatorial candidate, retired General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar yesterday vowed to bring the same brand of discipline he instituted at the police force once elected to the Senate.

At the same time, he called on elected public officials to concentrate on addressing the daily plight of ordinary Filipinos and not their political ties.

According to the retired member of Philippine Military Academy (PMA) ‘Hinirang’ Class of 1987, there is really a big need for elected government officials to address the day-to-day problems of poor Pinoys especially since the start of the pandemic and not busy themselves working on their ties with other political groups.

The Partido Reporma senatorial candidate of presidential candidate, former PNP-chief-turned-veteran Senator Panfilo ‘Ping’ M. Lacson discussed his legislative agenda which includes the provision of basic services to the Filipino people.

“Para sa akin, ang aking ii-offer ay ang aking serbisyo sa aking mga kababayan at hindi kung anumang partido na aking kinabibilangan. Lahat tayo from the President down to ordinary citizen ay naghahangad ng kabutihan para sa ating bayan,” he said.

Asked about his edge among other candidates, Eleazar banked on his more than 30-year service in the police force, including his six-month stint as the 26th PNP chief and the 6th to be appointed by President Duterte.

“I really walk my talk at tingin ko ito ang aking edge sa ibang kandidato,” said Eleazar.

“Ang layunin ko naman ay maipagpatuloy kung ano ang pwede kong maibigay sa ating mga kababayan knowing na sa aking panunungkulan sa PNP, I personally witnessed the deep relationship between peace and order and social problems,” he added.

The senatorial candidate said Filipinos were real witnesses to the Intensified Cleanliness Program which he launched at the 222,000-strong police force which is anchored on the ‘Broken Window Theory’ which calls for the need to immediately address small problems to prevent them from getting bigger.

“Kayo mismo ang naging saksi doon na through different efforts, nakita natin itong subok na pammumuno na pwede nating ialay sa ating mga kababayan. Subok na pamumuno na nagbigay ng dangal at dignidad sa ating mga pulis dahil sa tiwala at respeto ng ating mga kababayan na atin namang patuloy na naibalik,” he said.

Eleazar, who instilled discipline in the police force and did not condone erring cops vowed to bring the same brand of leadership to the Senate.

“Napakadaling sabihin po na tayo ay tatakbo para tayo ay makatulong sa kapwa at makapaglingkod sa ating mga kababayan. Lagi natin itong naririnig pero para sa akin, napakaimportante ng relationship between the motivation to run and the capability to deliver from that motivation,” he emphasized.

“Hindi po tayo nagki-claim ng instant expertise para solusyonan ang lahat ng problema ng bansa pero ang ating mabibitawang pangako bilang isang aplikante sa pagkasenador sa ating mga kababayan ay hindi po tayo matatali sa ating opisina kung sakaling tayo ay pagkatiwalaan ng ating mga kababayn,” he added.

Eleazar has been going around the country to hold dialogues with different sectors of the society and hear their concerns. His latest consultation was with the communities in General Santos City.

“Gusto kong maabot sila para maging tulay sa akin kung anong gusto nilang tulong na handa nating ibigay. Ang araw araw na laban ng ating mga kababayan sa buhay, iyon po ang dadalhin natin.

Asahan din ng ating mga kababayan na tayo ay maninindigan para sa tama at itatama kung mayroong mali,” he said.

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