Philippine National Police chief General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday reiterated his strict “reward and punishment” program and an uncompromising stand against rogues in uniform, saying an average of three rogue police officers are being dismissed daily since the start of the Duterte administration.
“To the 205,000 -strong PNP, I stand before you today not just the ‘chief’ but a father who will stand and support you till the end if you are doing your job the right way. However, for those erring PNP personnel, you will be reprimanded, castigated or be dismissed in the service if necessary,” he said.
“Do not be counted in the statistics of three policemen dismissed from the service daily. Likewise, as to personnel who are associated with illegal drugs, they will be treated with severe punishment,” he added.
Speaking before over a huge crowd who attended the thanksgiving lunch for the 23rd PNP chief, the lawyer-member of Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986 reminded his men of their sworn duty to serve and protect.
“Nanumpa tayo bilang mga alagad ng batas na panatilihin ang kapayapaan ng bansa at protektahan ang mamayang Pilipino. ‘Yun ang ating mandato at nararapat nating iwaksi ang mga pampersonal na adhikahin. Mula sa araw na ito lalo pa natin paiigtingin ang internal cleansing program. Kailangan natin linisin ang ating hanay upang mawala ang anay na sumisira sa ating organisasyon,” he stressed.
Gambao said the PNP will fully implement the existing three internal cleansing mechanisms -- preventive, punitive and restorative approaches.
Gamboa reiterated his “no take policy” he earlier ordered.
“They are still my standing orders. I want to put emphasis on the ‘no take policy’ in whatever form or material or monetary consideration from operators of illegal gambling, drug dealers, including any form of bribe or ‘kotong’ from analogous illegal sources,” he said.
He also cited the importance of restoring proper decorum of the police.