PNP open to Senate probe

MANILA, Philippines – the Philippine National Police (PNP) leaderships on Thursday welcomes the Senate move to conduct a hearing on the peace and order situation and the spike of criminal incidents gripping the country in recent weeks.

PNP Chief, Director General Raul Bacalzo said the Senate hearing will also give the police force an opportunity to advance the legislative measures needed to boost the PNP’s anti-crime efforts and reform programs.

The PNP Chief said the hearings to be conducted by the legislative departments is an opportune venues to discuss the actions taken and determine the legislative solutions that can give legal backbone for more stringent and effective anti-crime programs.

The PNP chief was referring to the last week gruesome murder of Emerson Lozano, son of prominent lawyer, Oliver Lozano, and his driver Ernani Sensil and that of car-dealer, Benson Evangelista.

He added, “We we have stepped up our re-training programs, particularly on the basics of police procedures, even as we have also provided advanced training programs for various specializations such as investigation, human rights desk operations, and police unit operations,”

The PNP cheif said that they are now in the process of reviewing the procedures on recruitment and reinforcing the standards for recruitment and promotion while the support system for operations is also undergoing continued development. Anthony Vargas

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