Purisima eyes disbanding PNP intelligence unit

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Philippine National Police Deputy Director General Alan Purisima. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima said Friday that he was looking to replace the current Counter Intelligence unit of PNP’s Intelligence Group for having no substantial output.

“Looking at it now, we can see that the unit isn’t functioning properly that’s why we’re looking at disbanding that unit,” said Purisima in Filipino on radio.

He said a new staff would replace the previous ones who would probably be reassigned to a different department.

“They didn’t have any output . . . that’s why we’re going to disband them and replace it with a performing unit that can be depended on in situations like ths,” he said.

Meanwhile, in a separate interview, Chief Superintendent Generoso Cerbo Jr., PNP spokesman, said the change may have been decided on after the January6 shooting in Quezon where 13 persons were killed.

“It’s because he wasn’t satisfied with the work of the counter-intelligence unit of the Intelligence group,” Cerbo said.

He said the counter-intelligence unit was in charge of providing physical security to police camps; document security to official papers; and personnel security to monitor police officers tagged in illegal activities.

“This is also part of taking care of the integrity of our personnel,” Cerbo said.

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  • kypros

    Maybe the reason why they’re not functioning properly is that the PNP’s Intelligence Group personnel lacks intelligence and more motivated by greed.

    • http://profile.yahoo.com/WOQZ4TACZMBPIQV4UA6QVB4RSA noli

      Most of them are there for personal gratifications and will do everything within their selfish motives to get what they want and their unfitted intelligence are geared towards such realization. Like the almost classic questions of young Filipino children of,not so long time ago that goes like this “anong gusto mong maging?” The answer was to be a policeman. Asked again why? The answer was that aside from having guns and rich most of the people are afraid of them.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZWTTKJTI57YO7TZBJC66GA2OLU dennis

    I don´t think that disbanding the intelligence unit is the only best option.This is an isolated case of Atimonan shooting and the price they will recieve to disband them is counter productive.Intelligence unit in every country is the “eyes and ears” functional unit of every operation and it will put more dangers in our country if we disband them.Why don´t you let them train outside the country? The same as in “Balikatan Program” that we are doing to our AFP.

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Ang intelligence group or department ay dapat ang mga nandiyan as it implies “INTELLIGENCE” pero kung wala, isara na nga!

  • Albert Einstien

    if a  house is full of termites..burn it …new one is more beautiful & less  expensive …!

  • Commentator

    Why not adopt the 911 emergency system in North America. I think that will be better intelligence and information gathering than the present system of PNP.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000148943992 Eunice Lapastora Cerbo

    how about SOCO?? 

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/EA7TIY7PYXEU5UOXG2K5CY5F64 Eric

    Start punishing erring cops severely. Embarrass them by presenting them on TV, publish their photos and profiles/ offenses on dailies and on a dedicated PNP website.

    We need to see them punished! This will make the rest think twice before committing a crime or an offense.

    Just today, a cop stationed at the Ultra/ Valle intersection kept texting with his back towards the traffic, oblivious, the entire time I was awaiting for the green light. While another, probably just had a meal, with his mouth wide open, was picking his teeth with his finger! Buong daliri pasok.

    Nakakainis na kayo! Parang wala kayong training o kahit na anong modo sa katawan nyo!
    Kaso fraternity ba o Mafia kayo who protects its own……

  • kalikasanipagtanggol

    Inutil yan intelligence unit o kahit buong intelligence division ng PNP dahil ayaw nila pakialaman ang sinumbong sa kanila na may isang mataas na opisyal ng pulis at mga bata niya sa cidg ang nanghu hulidap……huwag na daw ipahuli dahil baka daw balikann ang pamilya nung biktima……kaya ayun inutil ang mga yan! yun ang trabaho nila ang maalis ang mga pulis na mga tiwali kaya sila nandiyan pero binigay na yung pagkakataon na mahuli ang isang unit na pati hepe ay involve ay ayaw umaksyon!

  • NoWorryBHappy

    Good move.
    It appears that the PNP Intelligence Unit was being used by rouge police officers like
    Marantan who PROTECT gambling lords. A total waste of taxpayers’ money.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DTXTBDKUOHBYZNF2FQGVWXLXRU Miguel

    Parang wala na talagang pag babago sa imahe ng PNP. Mag hire na lang siguro ng mga international police or intenational adviser or top official na britsih style,US style system baka pwede pang mabago image

  • ryan andres

    Read the article “Bad(-guy) logic from PNP director General here in the Inquirer. Here is Pulpulisima displaying his true colors:
     
    Philippine National Police’s Director General Alan Purisima, when asked by reporters whether the shooting that occurred in Atimonan, Quezon, was a rubout or shootout, replied: “What rubout? The leader of the PNP team was injured and critically wounded in that incident. They (the casualties) were the ones who fired at the policemen and soldiers manning the checkpoint!”
     
    UIoI mo Pulisima…isa kang kamoteng pulpulis! Pinapakita mo totoong kulay mo this early on!
     
    Ngising kabayo ka pa dyan, ‘namo kang lintek ka
     

  • ryan andres

    PNP+Intelligence = Oil+Water

    It just doesn’t mix. Perhaps because the word intelligence is not in the PNP vocabulary.

  • opinyonlangpo

    The PNP needs an intelligence gathering unit, however this unit of Marantan functioned as vigilante unit or executioner unit. The PNP leadership should know the difference, the police academy should also be partly blamed. 

  • pasaway008ako

    Dapat palitan din si Cerbo, hindi mo alam kung saan siya kakampi, sa krimen o sa daang matuwid!

  • $37644997

    Disband PNP inteligence and replaced it smart Integrated National Police to be manned by the NBI group.Paid informants must also come into picture.Inteligence gathering must also include a handful few from the Airforce,coast guard,army,navy etc.

  • https://me.yahoo.com/a/iV0XkkNontlsHWTkG2jcuz.PB64A#6b054 F alonso

    Chief Alan,”disband” also  from service the Police officers working directly in cooperation with Gambling Lords and Lords of Organized crimes.And that no full Military honor will be accorded to the said police officer in case they are weeded out by fellow police officers.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_4R3GZTGML26TV2VGS6RVHP2THM Fred

    Just do it, General.

  • kontra_boohaya

    Disband and create your own.  Old modus, nothing new. Bottom line is that is the unit laying a golden egg?

  • Komen To

    Replace the officers and men with members with intelligence. Imagine putting ignorant agents in the intelligence unit. The result? Innocent people in the like of an OFW and her daughter dies. Or change the unit into Ignorant Unit

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