Manila — Many supporters, observers and detractors are waiting for this.
Now, Interior and Local Government Secretary Mike Sueno finally made an order for the conduct of a lifestyle check for all members of the, hold your breath, Philippine National Police to identify and remove wayward officials involved in illegal activities that is eroding the confidence and trust of the public in the police force.
PNP Chief Ronald De la Rosa received the order to first check the three active police generals identified by President Rodrigo Duterte as protectors of drug lords.
Sueno stressed honesty, integrity and professionalism as guiding light for a public servant.
Police and civil servant with amassed questionable wealth are bound to explain the source, the DILG chief pointed out.
Eariler, the president identified hinh ranked police officers primemovers in the illegal drug trade as Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz, former National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Police Director Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Edgardo Tinio.
Meanwhile, the National Police Commission (Napolcom) has started its investigation on the case of the three police generals.
The Napolcom lawyers have also begun gathering information on the case of former police general and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot.
President Duterte publicly identified the five PNP officials including retired Director General Marcelo Garbo as involved in illegal drugs and relieved them from the posts. (With PNA report)