Quezon City Mayor Joy Belmonte expressed full support to the call of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benhur Abalos for generals and full colonels in the Philippine National Police (PNP) to submit their courtesy resignations.
This is part of the DILG’s efforts to purge the PNP hierarchy of police officers who serve as protectors and coddlers of drug syndicates.
“The Local Government of Quezon City, through our QC Anti-Drug Abuse Advisory Council (QCADAAC), is fully aware of the extent and depth of the illegal drug problem, not just in our city, but in the entire country,” Belmonte said.
“Those who have nothing to hide should not worry.”
“We believe in the wisdom of Secretary Abalos, and trust that with due process accorded to the police officers in the review of their records, those who have nothing to hide should not worry. In fact, officers who are truly performing should benefit from such laudable efforts from the side of the DILG,” the lady mayor added.
Abalos had made this call, “Ako ay nananawagan sa lahat ng full colonel hanggang sa general, ako ay umaapela na mag-submit ng courtesy resignation. Alam kong mabibigla kayo pero this is the only way to make a fresh start.”
“The challenge issued by the Secretary is a timely and necessary intervention.”
“This bold move will help get rid of unwanted members of the police force. The prevalence of illegal drugs can only be solved through a comprehensive, whole of nation approach, and I believe the challenge issued by the Secretary is a timely and necessary intervention,” Belmonte concluded.