WV top cop heeds Abalos’ call on courtesy resignation

THERE is no resistance on the part of Western Visayas (Region 6) top policeman Brig. Gen. Leo Francisco on the call of Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. of Interior and Local Government (SILG) for all fullfledged colonels and generals of the Philippine National Police (PNP) to submit their courtesy resignation.
“As a good soldier, I will heed the call of the SILG,” he
said in a statement released through Maj. Grace Borio, spokesperson for the Police Regional Office 6 (PRO6) late afternoon of Wednesday.
He said tendering their courtesy resignation would also give them a chance to clear their names and send a message of support to the programs and transformation of the PNP organization.
“There is no need to be afraid. The truth will eventually
come out. Let us trust the process of investigating who the rogue cops are,” Francisco, who is currently in Manila, added. Borio, in a follow-up interview on Thursday, said that PRO-6 has two full-fledged
generals and 29 full-fledged colonels holding top posts in various regional and provincial unit offices.
The officers will continue to hold their post until such time that the result of the investigation of the five-man committee will come out.
“It will be status quo while waiting for the result,” she said.From 2016 until2022, a total of 42 police
noncommissioned officers from Western Visayas have been dismissed from service after hey were tested and confirmed positive for Illegal drugs.
Abalos, in a press briefing on Wednesday, made the call as a “radical approach” to cleanse the organization of those linked to illegal drugs.
It was done upon the recommendation of PNP chief Gen. Rodolfo Azurin Jr.
following the confirmation of Senator Ronald dela Rosa on the presence of “ninja cops” in the
police force. (PNA)