BAD news for more than 5,200 rogues in police uniform who have been already dismissed from the service since the start of the Duterte administration in July 2016, at least 671 of them found to be involved in illegal drug activities.
Philippine National Police chief, General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar on Tuesday tasked the PNP Directorate for Personnel and Records Management (DPRM) headed by Major Gen. Rolando J.
Hinanay to create a database of all personnel who were removed from the police service with the strict instruction that all motions for reconsideration filed by these dismissed police personnel be immediately resolved.
“Inatasan ko na ang Director, DPRM, na gumawa ng database ng lahat ng mga na-dismiss na pulis at agarang iresolba ang kanilang mga Motions for Reconsideration (MR) upang maagap nating maharang ang anumang pagtatangka nilang makabalik sa serbisyo,” Gen. Eleazar said.
“Makikipag-ugnayan tayo sa National Police Commission para mapadali ang resolusyon ng mga appealed administrative cases at tuluyan nang matanggal sa serbisyo ang mga napatunayang tiwali at abusado,” he added.
Official PNP records showed that from July 2016 to last August 18, a total of 5,240 police officers have been dismissed from the police force. Another 11,030 were demoted while 9,478 were suspended for various grave offenses. Of the 5,2540 policemen who were dismissed during the period, 671 were axed for their involvement in drug-related offenses. Out of the 671, 22 are Police Commissioned Officers; 634 are Police Non-Commissioned Officers while 15 are Non-Uniformed Personnel. Of the total number, 487 were fired from the PNP after testing positive for substance abuse while 156 were dismissed during the period July 2016 to last May 7.