Bongbong Marcos exhorts PNP to continue serving with integrity | Inquirer News

Bongbong Marcos exhorts PNP to continue serving with integrity

/ 11:23 AM August 08, 2022

MANILA, Philippines — President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. reminded the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday not to allow dishonesty and abuse to influence their work.

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At the 121st Police Service anniversary celebration in Camp Crame, Marcos said the police force’s role in the preservation of peace and order is “pivotal” in the administration’s plans to change the lives of Filipinos.

“I enjoin all of you to give it your best as you always have without sacrificing your integrity as servants of the people… Let us continue to conduct our business with utmost integrity and accountability,” Marcos said in his speech.

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“And let us not allow even a hint of dishonesty and abuse to enter into that narrative. You are the vanguards of peace you are and that you set the example of the kind of leaders that we need to overcome the hindrances of today,” the President added.

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President Ferdinand “Bongbong” Marcos Jr. at the 121st Police Service anniversary rites at the PNP headquarters in Camp Crame. (Screenshot / RTVM)

Marcos likewise urged the police force to support the PNP leadership.“Chief PNP General [Rodolfo Azurin Jr.’s] able governance will serve as the impetus that would further develop and strengthen the PNP in his resolve to promote goodwill and harmony in the heart of our motherland,” Marcos said.

“The obstacles in front of you will be difficult; that does not try to say that they will not. They might be overwhelming at times. They will put your results and patience to the test. Baseless and unfair criticism will be forthcoming, and this will come from the center, the left, and the right,” he added.

The PNP has previously been criticized over the implementation of controversial policies such as the campaign against illegal drugs of the administration of former President Rodrigo Duterte.

Interior Secretary Benhur Abalos last month said the Marcos administration would continue the war on drugs.

“The war against drugs will be as intensive as before on the basis of my oath as a public official in accordance with the Constitution,” Abalos said.

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