Gov warns abusive, “kotong” cops in Ilocos

CAMP ELPIDIO QUIRINO, BANTAY, Ilocos Sur, Sept 21 (PIA) — The national chairman of the League of Provinces of the Philippines warned abusive and non-performing chiefs of police to mend their ways.

Governor Luis “Chavit” Singson aired the warning in a dialogue with Philippine National Police (PNP) officials and personnel during a Shoot Fest sponsored by the provincial government and PNP here last week.

Singson, who is also the Regional Peace and Order Council vice chairman, said erring cops should mend their ways or suffer administrative or criminal charges.

“Non-performing chiefs of police should be replaced if they could not solve crimes in their AOR’s,” he said.

Singson also directed the PNP to intensify their campaign against illegal drugs, illegal fishing,” Akyat Bahay” gang, carnapping and riding-in-tandem criminals, and strengthen their intelligence network and Integrated Patrol System.

Singson also urged the business sector to put up CCTV cameras inside and outside their establishments to capture on video the occurrence of crime and eventually arrest the culprits.

He also appealed to nongovernmental organizations (NGOs) to help in the campaign against crimes.

Meanwhile, Police Sr. Supt. Noel Amuyen, PNP provincial director, vowed to purge all police misfits and scalawags including “kotong” cops to preserve the good image of the PNP.

He also exhorted the cops to serve the people with dignity and respect.

Amuyen also directed his men to intensify the campaign against lawless elements especially riding-in-tandem criminals and drug personalities through Oplan Sapasap, Ronda System and police visibility.

In Sinait, Police Chief Inspector Arsenio Ramos, chief of police, said PNP has intensified its campaign against wanted persons and drug pushers following the arrest of a carnap gang and wanted criminals in this coastal town. (ANL/BPP-PIA 1 Ilocos Sur)

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