Bad cops told: Leave Davao City

Subscribe Now April 06, 2015 at 09:48am

DAVAO CITY Mayor Rodrigo Duterte warned once again policemen involved in criminal activities to leave the city or they might just get killed.

The city mayor issued the warning in his television program "Gikan sa Masa, Para sa Masa," after another police personnel was tested positive for using illegal drugs in a random drug test conducted by the Davao City Police Office (DCPO) last week.

"Giingnan na tamo mga pulis na dili jud ko gusto ana. Daghan na police na disgrasya sa droga. Kung musulod mo ana labi na muhatag protection sa droga unya nagagamit... pamatyon jud ta mo... mauna jud mo (I already told you not to engage in illegal drug activities. If you do, I will really kill you. You will go first)," Duterte said.

He said that he cannot be fooled by any policeman tagged as being involved in drugs as he can easily ask the National Intelligence Coordinating Agency (Nica) to trail them.

Duterte earlier said he does not need any law enforcers and government employees who are involved in criminal activities, especially drugs, to be working here in Davao City.

"Kung inyong mga kauban na una na sa impyerno... gusto mo musunod? Naa ra na ninyo. Pagbilin na mo ug last will and testament (Some of your colleagues are already in hell, you want to follow them? You better write your last will and testament soon)," he added.

Bunawan police commander Chief Insp. Simplicio Sagarino Jr. earlier refused to name the policeman who tested positive for using methamphetamine hydrochloride or shabu pending the result of the confirmatory test.

Sagarino only said that the policeman has a rank of Police Officer 2 and has been in Philippine National Police (PNP) service for 18 years now.

Duterte, however, said he is not in favor of the confirmatory test. He added that anyone who would be given 15 days to contest the first test results has a chance to clean up and free themselves of the chemicals in their body.

“My recommendation will be always dismissal," Duterte said at the first instance that a policeman tests positive.

Better yet, he said, these policemen should be assigned to Compostela Valley where there are many rebels. Once held hostage, he will not negotiate for these policemen’s release.

Duterte said for him, there is no need for confirmatory test, because once a person is tested positive for drug use that means he is really using illegal drugs.

"Once nag positive ka sa drug test, you should be out from the service na. There is no need to validate. Kung nag positive, positive. What I want is summary hearing then they will be kicked out from PNP service," Duterte said.

Davao City Police Office (DCPO) spokesperson Senior Inspector Milgrace Driz earlier said the officer who was tested positive for drugs has not yet reported to their Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit (PHAU). She added that the officer will be discharged from the service if he fails to report to the office after five days.


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