By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Police General Guillermo Eleazar assured on Thursday, September 30, of continuous police assistance to Chinese nationals amid the reported increase in kidnapping incidents.
PGen Eleazar said that since 2017, the Anti-Kidnapping Group and other police units have been keeping an eye on kidnapping cases perpetrated by Chinese nationals and their Filipino cohorts especially against Chinese workers in the country.
“We assure the Chinese Embassy officials that the PNP is continuously monitoring and stepping up its operation to protect their citizens in the country as manifested by the series of successful operations against KFR groups since 2017,” said PGen Eleazar.
“Regardless of the nationality of both the victims and the perpetrators, an attack committed in the Philippines is an attack on our sovereignty that is why we continue to conduct regular security assessment and adjustments to maintain peace and order,” he added.
PGen Eleazar said the cooperation and coordination also extend to other illegal activities that include telecom fraud and drug-related crime.
PGen Eleazar said the police would continue to coordinate with Chinese officials and even with other foreign entities in a bid to prevent all forms of lawless activities.
“The PNP continues to coordinate with our Chinese counterparts pertaining to law enforcement and transnational security concerns affecting both our countries. Apart from efforts to address kidnapping, we also collaborate with China’s Ministry of Public Security in the campaign against illegal drugs,” said the Chief PNP. (ai/mtvn)