President Rodrigo Duterte will go after unscrupulous Philippine National Police (PNP) officers who use their place to complement themselves, citing cops from Manila, Cavite and the remainder of Luzon as being infamous for craving issues past their means.
“Make no mistake: this government will never tolerate any abuse of power, corruption and illegal activities in the PNP and the entire bureaucracy. Alam ko naman eh, kakaunti lang itong scalawags talaga. These are the guys that joined the PNP hoping something — money, comfort, luxury, ‘yan,” stated Duterte in a speech throughout the oath-taking of police generals in Malacanang Wednesday.
“Mga taga-Maynila na pulis, taga-Luzon ganun. ‘Pag nandiyan na, gusto kaagad ng Land Cruiser, hindi makuntento noon. Eh noon, nickel-plated lang diyan sa Cavite. ‘Yan ang mga ano nila,” he added.
Duterte stated the seeds of corruption have been planted when an individual covet luxurious objects past their means.
“They are not contented with it because if you really crave for something which you cannot afford by any measures, sa pagod mo sa trabaho, then that is where corruption starts. Basta you hunger for the things that you cannot afford, da-dive ka talaga diyan,” he stated.
Duterte urged the police to hunt assist from him and never businessmen.
“Sabi ko naman sa inyo, adre, sabi ko sa inyo, ‘pag may problema kayo at mabigat, punta lang kayo sa akin. Huwag kayong maghingi diyan sa mga negosyante. Ako ang maghanap…Kung may problema kayo na malaki, kung pera — hindi pera ng gobyerno — marami akong kaibigan. Marami akong kaibigan kasi ako ‘yung hindi humihingi at alam nila ‘pag humingi ako, hindi para sa akin.” he stated.