MANILA - Policemen who are unruly, who are drinking and sleeping on the job cannot stay at their posts another minute, National Police Commission Vice Chairman Rogelio Casurao said Monday.
Casurao was asked to react to the relief of cops who were caught by Metro Manila police chief Oscar Albayalde either sleeping or drinking alcohol during surprise inspections last week.
"They should not stay any minute longer sa trabaho. Lahat ng suporta binigay na. Alam nating meron na nga silang substantial increase, tapos yan pa ang gagawin nila. Mahiya ka naman. Ang gobyerno inaalagaan kang mabuti, tapos susuklian mo ng kawalanghiyaan sa trabaho," he said in an interview at Camp Crame on Monday.
The Napolcom official said erring policemen must face appropriate charges.
"Tama lang na appropriate charges will be filed against them, even if it means removing them from the service," he said.
"Dadaan sa proseso yan because we can never set aside due process. Dadaan yan sa mekanismo natin, investigation, then if there is a need for them to appeal, it goes up the ladder like sa Napolcom," he added.
He also commended Albayalde for forming a team who will continuously monitor policemen up to the police station level.
"That's part of our monitoring kung ano ginagawa ng mga pulis every minute of every day. It was a good thing for General Albyalde to form a team that would continuously monitor policemen. Napakagandang move yan," he said.
Last week, PNP spokesperson C/Supt John Bulalacao said Red Teams or inspecting teams tasked to check the performance of policemen will be conducting more surprise inspections in the coming days.