LUCENA City -- The Philippine National Police does not allow bullying of its men and firmly stands against people doing it.
This was disclosed yesterday by Police Regional Office-Calabarzon director Chief Supt. Edward Carranza during the “Kapehan sa PIA”, a weekly forum hosted by Philippine Information Agency, Radyo Pilipinas-Lucena and Pacific Mall.
Carranza said he does not allow a policeman to be a victim of bullying by a local chief executive.
“Under the leadership of PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde and yours truly as regional director, bullying of policemen is strictly prohibited even if the ones doing it are local government officials like governors and mayors,” said Carranza.
Carranza made the pronouncement in the wake of reports that there are local chief evecutives who threat police commanders as if they are among their employees or followers.
A chief executive reportedly castigates policemen being accused of committing wrongdoings even in front of his constituents.
Carranza said a policeman should not allow himself to be bullied.
A local official can castigate a policeman but the latter, if he is doing the right thing, should stand his ground and learn how to explain and defend himself.
Carranza asked Quezon police director Senior Supt. Osmundo de Guzman and Lucena City police director Supt. Romulo Albacea to strictly implement his marching order.
He said President Rodrigo Duterte in one of his speeches, had clearly warned the public not to bully his policemen and soldiers.
On the other hand, Carranza mentioned the marching order of Local Government Sec. Eduardo Año to the police to document “atrocities” being committed by local chief executives.