By Tracy Cabrera
CAMP GEN. VICENTE LIM, CALAMBA, LAGUNA — In pursuance of the Philippine National Police’s massive internal cleansing program, the two personnel of Region 4A, who tested positive during a random drug testing facilitated by the Regional Crime Laboratory Office (RCLO) and Regional Intelligence Division (RID) 4A, were ordered relieved by Region 4A police director Brigadier General Felipe Natividad.
The dismissed police officers were assigned with the Calamba City and Candelaria Municipal police stations and were immediately relieved and placed under the custody of the Holding and Accounting Unit (PHAU) Section pending endorsement for summary dismissal proceedings.
“We required all our PRO4A personnel to submit themselves for a drug test so that we could identify those who are using illegal drugs. Bilang tagapag-patupad ng batas, tayo dapat ang mangunang sumunod sa batas, bago natin ito ipatupad,” Natividad said.
“This is a stern warning to all the members of PRO4A who are still engaging in illegal drugs. I have been firm in my orders that we will intensify our internal cleansing program. I will relieve you immediately kapag nagpositive kayo at napatunayan na gumagamit kayo ng ipinagbabawal na droga. The random drug testing to all the personnel shall continue, hindi tayo titigil hanggat hindi nalilinis ang ating hanay lalong lalo na dito sa PRO4A. Aalisin natin ang lahat ng bulok na patuloy na sumisira sa magandang imahe ng PNP,” he added as a stern warning to all regional police personnel.
Natividad also instructed all the Chiefs of Police, RID and RCLO 4A to relentlessly conduct random drug testing to all offices/units to identify drug users within its ranks. (AI/MTVN)