AS the Philippine National Police (PNP) continues the “bloody war” against illegal drugs, many students, members of religious and transport groups and the business sector still have high level of trust and confidence to policemen.
This was the result of the latest survey conducted by the Eastern Police District (EPD) which showed the increasing trust on law enforcers despite criticisms against the PNP’s “bloody war” on illegal drugs because of the so-called extra judicial killings.
According to EPD director Chief Supt. Romulo Sapitula, the survey conducted on students of Niño Jesus House of Studies (NJHS) Pasig City, Jose Rizal University (JRU) Mandaluyong City, Sta. Elena High School in Marikina City and OJT students at the Department of Education (DepEd) in San Juan City; religious group, namely, the Santa Clara Del Monte Falco-Pasig, San Felipe Neri and Aglipayan-Mandaluyong, and Saint John the Baptist Church-San Juan; and transport and business sector showed that many Filipinos are still satisfied with the performance of the PNP, with overall positive response of 95.68%.
The survey was conducted from November 28 to December 21, 2016 in the police stations of Pasig, Marikina, Mandaluyong and San Juan, from a total of 960 respondents.
Last year, a survey on the EPD’s performance about the implementation of the Project Double Barrel launched by PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa also gained 97.42% positive perception, showing the PNP is doing its sworn duty of enforcing the law and maintaining peace and order.
The program of EPD, particularly on the campaign against illegal drugs using Oplan Double Barrel, Project Double Tap, Oplan Kalinga, Oplan Surrenderee Data Base, Brigada Tokhang, Rehab sa Barangay and all related projects aimed at totally eliminating the drug menace in the community were perceived by the public as very effective.
Sapitula said the results of the new survey will serve as inspiration to them as they will continue to carry their mandate of serving and protecting the people.
“This will be motivation for every officer of the PNP to continue his sworn duties to serve and protect and continue maintaining peace and order in the community,” Sapitula told People’s Tonight.
The EPD chief assured the public that the campaign against illegal drugs will continue as part of the efforts and programs of Duterte administration to neutralize and eradicate illegal drugs in the country.