By Prince Golez
There will be no leniency for those who tarnish the reputation of the country’s police and endanger the safety of the Filipino people, President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. issued the warning on Tuesday during the oath taking of new Philippine National Police (PNP) generals in Malacañang.
Despite the many challenges that their institutions face, Marcos Jr. urged the new officers to serve the people with integrity and remain steadfast in their commitment to public service.
“Hindi madali ang trabaho ng pulis. Napakahirap talaga kung iisipin natin. Ngunit ang tinitignan ng ating mga kababayan, kapag tinitignan nila ang ating mga kapulisan ay nandyan kayo at kayo ay tumutulong at nakakatiyak sila na ang kanilang seguridad ay inyong binabantayan,” according to him.
The PNP, he added, must uphold the highest standards of ethics, professionalism, and compassion for human rights.
“I expect you to always lead by example and ensure that every officer and every personnel under your command adheres to the highest standards and principles that we have set for them,” the President said.
Meanwhile, Marcos Jr. assured the PNP that his administration supports its plans and programmes, particularly those that strengthen its capabilities.
“As you perform your duties in securing our people, you and your families can rest assured of the government’s full support of your welfare and overall well-being,” he said.
“So, let us work together towards ushering a truly safe, just and prosperous Philippines for every Filipino.”