by Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency | Wednesday, 15 June 2016
Incoming Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Chief Supt. Ronald dela Rosa is eyeing the conduct of a lifestyle check among the police force in a bid to identify and remove officials involved in illegal activities.
This is part of Dela Rosa’s effort to fulfill the three to six months anti-crime campaign vowed by President-elect Rodrigo Duterte.
“We will do every approach — legal or illegal — to stop these officials from doing just the same act over again,” he insisted.
However, Dela Rosa said there is no need to conduct a lifestyle check among generals allegedly involved in illegal drug trade.
“We do not need to conduct a lifestyle check. We already know these officials involved in illegal acts. It’s an open secret,” Dela Rosa said.
He assured that he will talk to the officials involved, stressing that he will give them due process to prove their innocence.
”I will talk to them. I will give them a chance to prove that they are innocent,” he said adding that he will speak to the officers involved once he assumes the position as the new PNP Chief.
Dela Rosa, however, admitted that he was not surprised when he saw the names of the generals in the list of officials involved in illegal drugs.
”I was not surprised to see the list because I already have initial reports about their involvement in illegal drugs,” Dela Rosa stated. (PNA)