Albayalde prompted on PNP’s cooperation with CHR’s drug war probe
Commission on Human Rights (CHR) chairman Chito Gascon on Monday called on Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Oscar Albayalde to fulfill his predecessor’s promise that the institution will cooperate with their investigation on the Duterte administration’s campaign against illegal drugs.
Gascon said the PNP, under the leadership of then chief Ronald dela Rosa, has agreed to hold regular meetings and consultations with the CHR, and to provide them with the documents they need for their investigations. But Albayalde has yet to make this happen, the CHR chair said.
“Medyo hindi pa buo ang kooperasyon nila (PNP)… Ngayon nananawagan kami kay PNP Director Albayalde na matuloy po sana na magkaroon ng regular dialogue at cooperation,” Gascon told reporters in an interview after the House plenary approved their proposed 2019 budget of P721.204 million. The budget is slightly lower from their P721.608 million budget in 2018.
“‘Yung mga hinihingi namin nung nakaraang taon mula sa pulis para sa aming imbestigasyon sa war on drugs hanggang ngayon hindi pa nabibigay,” he added.
Gascon further said that out of the 4,400 killed by the police and the 20,000 deaths under investigation, only near 5 percent of the spot reports of these cases have been forwarded to the agency.
“Out of the estimated 4,400 killed by the police and the estimated 20,000 deaths under investigation wala pang 5 porsyento nitong mga kasong ito ang naibigay sa amin,” he said.
“Resulta nito kasalukuyang ang active cases lamang ng CHR ay 1000. Lalaki po ‘yan kung merong kooperasyon ang pulis,” he added. /kga
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