The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) has recommended the immediate dismissal from service of 15 policemen as part of the PNP’s intensified internal cleansing program.
On May 17, PNP chief Dela Rosa went to Teresa, Rizal police station to confront Police Officer 1 Fernan Manimbo who was then arrested by the Drug Enforcement Unit before he was able to deliver 20 sachets of suspected shabu worth P200,000.
On February 13, the PNP Counter Intelligence Task Force (CITF) arrested SPO1 Rodito Magluyan and PO3 Roel Candelario, both assigned at Manila Police District Station 9, for extorting money from motorists mostly taxi drivers who they accused of violating traffic rules in the wee hours in Malate.
On May 10, the CITF filed a dismissal case against 4 policemen in Makati for robbery extortion after telling a couple that they will not file a case against them in exchange for P400,000.
These are some of the policemen who will get a taste of disciplining as the first batch of police scalawags will be purged from the PNP since the launching of the CITF last February 6.
CITF is the lead police task force mandated to initiate police cleansing from the PNP.
The 15 police officers will be the first batch of scalawags recommended to be purged from service.
Attorney Alfegar Triambulo, Inspector General of the PNP Internal Affairs Service, said, “Hinihintay ni Chief PNP na isubmit ito para ma-resolve ang recommendation. Meron akong 15 na ibibigay kay Chief PNP na recommendation para idismiss ang mga taong nahuli ng CITF.
A lot of the cases were instances of police asking for bribes and those who took advantage of the PNP’s war on drugs.
“Karamihan dito hinuhuli nila ng drugs, hindi ipa-file hihingan po nila ng pera,” Triambulo said.
Data compiled by the CITF showed that February 6 to October 8, 68 police were arrested and now facing multiple chrages.
Robbery extortion is the third top complaint reported by the public to CITF.