PNP probes 1,000 cops for alleged partisan politics involvement
MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine National Police (PNP) is probing more than 1,000 police personnel for alleged involvement in partisan politics.
“Meron po tayong iniimbestigahan. Mahigit 1,000 din dun na under investigation na tinitingnan natin these are allegations kasi,” PNP chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde said in a press briefing Tuesday about last Monday’s elections.
Albayalde said some police personnel, who allegedly served as security detail to candidates, have already been relieved and are now being investigated.
“In fact, in the conduct of elections, those who were found giving security to candidates were relieved already and undergoing investigation,” he said.
Albayalde added that they also received reports that some police officers have meddled in partisan politics.
“Until now, we still get allegations nung participation ng mga police natin kaya natalo yung ganito nang dahil dun sa chief of police,” the PNP chief said.
Albayalde has reminded all police officers in the Philippines to be faithful to its apolitical and non-partisan character as a law enforcement agency. (Editor: Mike U. Frialde)
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