No human rights violation in school anti-illegal drug operations -- Albayalde

November 05, 2018
Oscar D. Albayalde

PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde yesterday assured the public that there will be no human rights violation in the conduct of drug operation inside school and universities.

The statement was made by the Chief PNP in line with the memorandum issued by the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) allowing the PNP to conduct police operations against drugs in school premises.

Albayalde said the PNP will follow the rule of law in their operation, adding human rights is embedded in the system of the PNP.

“We will follow the rule of law dito. Remember ang mga tao kasi masyadong ano sa human rights. We want to assure the public that human rights is deeply embedded in the system of the PNP, that we can promise and we can assure the public,” he said.

He explained that the conduct of operation will be based on information that they received regarding the illegal drug activities inside the university.

He said without complaint or information, the PNP have no reason to perform the operation.

“Kung wala naman ta-yong makuhang information that there is illegal activity going on in the university the, wala naman tayo sigu-rong dahilan para mag-operate doon sa school,” Albayalde explained.

“We will not come in na parang magko-conduct ng buy bust; no, we will not do that,” he said.

Albayalde said the PNP will coordinate with the faculty, school administrator and security managers if ever they will come up with police operation.