Amid ban, 2 policemen caught drinking in public place
MANILA, Philippines – Amid a standing order of President Rodrigo Duterte for policemen to not drink in public places, two lawmen were reportedly caught drinking inside an eatery in Quezon City on Monday.
A report from the Philippine National Police Counter-Intelligence Task Force (PNP-CITF) said Tuesday that the duo was spotted by its operatives inside Korabs Canteen along Justice Lourdes Paredes San Diego Avenue corner 3rd Avenue in Barangay Socorro, Quezon City.
The eatery was about two blocks away from the gate of Camp Crame on Col. Bonny Serrano Avenue.
Police identified the two as Senior Police Officer 1 Franklin Francisco Nariz, assigned at the PNP Maritime Group in Camp Crame, and Police Officer 3 Tristan Bardon Callao, of the Headquarters Support Service, also in the PNP national headquarters.
Senior Supt. Romeo Caramat, director of the PNP-CITF, told INQUIRER.net that the two were arrested by his men assigned to conduct surveillance on public places, including videokes and clubs, to watch out for violators of the President’s directive.
PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde earlier said that dismissal from service awaited policemen found disobeying the order.
Administrative charges will be filed against Nariz and Callao, the CITF said.
With this incident, Albayalde reiterated his warning to all PNP personnel “to always conduct themselves in a disciplined and professional manner that would enhance the public image of the police, and not tarnish it.”
Meanwhile, PNP spokesperson Senior Supt. Bernard Banac said the PNP would continue to pursue its internal cleansing program and not hesitate to dismiss erring personnel from the service. /cbb
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