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PNP trusts Duterte has anti-crime plan other than just killing criminals

By: - Reporter / @jgamilINQ
/ 02:46 AM May 11, 2016

AS A new administration readies to govern the country’s affairs, the Philippine National Police trusts that the incoming President has a peace and order plan other than just simply killing criminals.

This was expressed by PNP’s top official in a press briefing at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Tuesday morning, as Davao City Mayor Rodrigo Duterte continues to widen his lead in the presidential elections.

“We have articulated many days ago that we will safeguard the ballot. We will be an instrument for the safe, peaceful transfer of power. We are ready. We will follow the law. We will respect the will of the people,” said PNP Director General Ricardo Marquez, when asked regarding PNP’s readiness for a Duterte presidency.

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When asked however if the PNP was ready to carry out Duterte’s threats to kill all criminals, even without due process, Marquez said it was “premature for us to assume that will really be the case.”

“[Duterte] is a lawyer. He used to be a prosecutor, so I would like to believe [with him] as President, that will not really happen,” Marquez said.

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