Poe to make ‘important announcement’ at PNP anniversary
MANILA, Philippines—“Gracing” the 23rd founding anniversary of the Philippine National Police on Monday, Senator Grace Poe is expected to deliver an “important announcement” on the recent spate of illegal drugs and cyber pornography crimes.
Chief Superintendent Reuben Theodore Sindac, PNP Public Information Office chief, said “simple yet meaningful” ceremonies will be held as the PNP celebrates its 23rd founding year with the Senate committee chair on public order and dangerous drugs.
Sindac said Poe would make “important announcements regarding legislative measures involving police operations against illegal drugs, cyber pornography, and current operational thrusts on law enforcement.”
For the past months, the PNP have been uncovering numerous illegal activities, including the notorious Mexican Sinaloa drug cartel in Batangas and rampant child pornography production and distribution in the country.
Aside from the public order and dangerous drugs Senate committee, the female senator also heads the Senate committee on public information and mass media, congressional oversight committee on dangerous drugs, and the joint oversight committee on the human security act.
The event, which will take place at PNP headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City, will be attended by Deputy Director General Felipe Rojas Jr., PNP Deputy Chief for Administration, and Corazon Serrano to represent the orphaned families of policemen killed in action.
“As a highlight of the ceremony, Senator Poe, assisted by police will lead the traditional wreath-laying rites accentuated by a ceremonial 21-gun salute at the ‘Bantayog ng mga Bayaning Pulis’ in honor of fallen members of the PNP who died in line of duty,” said Sindac.
The police body was formally established on Jan. 29, 1991 upon the orders of the late president Corazon Aquino.
During the era of former president Ferdinand Marcos, the PNP was formerly the Philippine Constabulary and the Integrated National Police.
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