PNP chief Gen. Dionardo Carlos
By Arwen Pascua
MANILA — The Philippine National Police Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) has intensified its anti-corruption campaign within the organization.
This is in line with the PNP’s direction, under the strong leadership of Police General Dionardo B Carlos, to strengthen the cleansing program among the police personnel so the public can be guaranteed the confidence they entrust to the organization.
First, the IAS will focus on the speedy and impartial disposition of administrative cases against PNP personnel involved in graft and corrupt practices. Together with the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG), immediate administrative proceedings will be conducted by IAS to determine the administrative liability of arrested PNP personnel and if the evidence will suffice their removal from service.
Second, IAS will engage in an intensified proactive inspection approach wherein all PNP personnel will submit themselves to attendance checking, including appearance and public impression evaluation. IAS is now on the final stage of drafting the procedures and parameters of the State of Discipline wherein all PNP units/stations can now closely monitor and guide their respective personnel to avoid involvement in any illegal activity such as graft and corruption.
Third, the IAS Desk will be established. Under this program, partner stakeholders can have an avenue to voice out their concerns, grievances as well as recognition for the good deeds of any personnel or unit.
It shall serve as the centralized repository of all information pertaining to PNP and its personnel. Data gathered shall be used in order to create an intervention to address the issues and concerns.
“This is how the organization works. We continue to devise ways to better improve the system and to ensure that we remain committed to our mantra of serving and protecting the public with integrity,” PNP Chief General Dionardo Carlos said noting that as the law enforces, the prime duty of the PNP is to uphold the rule of law. (ai/mtvn)