MANILA - Volunteers Against Crime and Corruption (VACC) founding chairman Dante Jimenez reiterated his call to President Benigno Aquino III to sack Local Government Secretary Mar Roxas and Philippine National Police Director General Alan Purisima.
In an interview with radio dzMM, Jimenez said “there is nothing personal here…Let us protect the institutions. There are a lot of people out there who can focus on strategies meant to protect and benefit our people from crimes.”
“As government officials, they should not be reactionaries. They should be proactive,” Jimenez said.
He earlier sent a letter to President Aquino suggesting ways to resolve the peace and security situation in the country.
“These are leaders in charge of peace and order. Who are we supposed to boot out? We can’t just remove the president… We are paying our taxes. If we really are his bosses, he should listen to us,” he said.
VACC has been pushing for the revival of the death penalty in the country.
“The death penalty was removed in 2006. We said then that we will feel the impact after three to four years now. That’s what’s happening now,” he said.
VACC has also been vocal about gun ownership.
“We also need to arm ourselves even inside our houses… Are we just going to leave our lives to criminals,” he said.
In a press conference yesterday, Roxas and Purisima announced several plans to deter crime, including more police visibility across the country.