DILG vows to resolve all cases vs cops

THE Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) aims to resolve all the remaining pending administrative cases against personnel of the Philippine National Police (PNP) and have earmarked a P5-million fund as legal assistance fund for policemen.

At present, there are around 2,721 administrative cases against policemen pending before the DILG, National Police Commission (Napolcom), PNP and similar government agencies.

Interior Secretary Jesse Robredo said they are aiming for a “zero backlog” of administrative cases against police personnel who has pending before the Napolcom, which he also chairs, this year.

“We aim to resolve this by solving 60 administrative cases every month,” Robredo said.

He said the department and the PNP will also have work to resolve within 30 days similar administrative cases that will be filed against any police personnel in the future.

“The 30 days begin when the case is filed.. and there will be zero tolerance if police officers are involved in drugs… even if they asked for reconsideration,” Robredo said.

Robredo explained that the P5 million will be used to help police personnel who are being harassed with legal cases in the performance of their duty resulting in the delay of their promotions.

“We cannot allow these harassments against our policemen that are doing their job,” Robredo said. Anthony Vargas

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