WITH still 24 months before the end of his six-year administration, tough-talking President Duterte is still hopeful of sending to jail the “rotten eggs” in the Philippine National Police (PNP).
Tasked to go after these “rotten eggs,” whose nefarious activities tarnish the image of the men and women in uniform, is the elite PNP-Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG).
On orders of PNP chief Gen. Archie Francisco F. Gamboa, the IMEG, now under the command of B/Gen. Ronald Oliver Lee, has intensified the drive against erring cops and other public servants.
IMEG conducts intelligence build-up and law enforcement operations against police officers and men involved in illegal drugs, human smuggling, cybercrime, corruption and other illegal activities.
Last Friday, Lee led the activation of IMEG’s new Northern Luzon satellite office in Sual, Pangasinan, which will serve as the base of operations of his operatives in Regions 1, 2 and Cordillera.
Sual Mayor Liseldo Calugay graced the blessing of the newly-refurbished PNP-IMEG satellite office.
Hundreds of information sent through the PNP-IMEG’s hotlines have been validated, resulting in the arrest of dozens of erring police officers and men, according to General Lee.
If anybody knows a “rotten egg” in police uniform, he or she may dial the PNP-IMEG’s two hotlines. The hotlines are 0998-970-2286 (Smart) and 0995-795-2569 (Globe).
The IMEG director assured the public that the identity of an informant or tipster will be kept in utmost secrecy to encourage people to help the PNP in ridding the government of scalawags.
At the same time, Lee paid a glowing tribute to General Gamboa for his strict zero tolerance policy against erring police officers and men, who continue to tarnish the good image of the PNP.
The sooner the Duterte government, which ends at 12 noon on June 30, 2022, jails the remaining cop scalawags and their cohorts in civilian clothes, the better for the nation and the people.