“Kadalasan napo-promote pa”: Binay chides lack of punishment for cops involved in wrongdoings

  • Senator Nancy Binay said the PNP have been lenient when it comes to wrongdoings of its men
  • She said it’s time for the police force to have a values reorientation from top to bottom ranks
  • Binay said the public already have a bad perception of the cops because their violations seem to go unpunished

Senator Nancy Binay called out the Philippine National Police for its alleged lack of punishment to their men who commit wrongdoings.

Image by Sen. Nancy Binay via Facebook

On Facebook, Binay said it’s time for a values reorientation from top to bottom ranks. She said she noticed that the police force seems to be lenient when it comes to punishments of violations. Binay noted that some violators even still get promoted.

“Something is deeply wrong when you have both top cops and rank-and-file who flout the law. Wala nang takot, dahil tila hindi naman na yata sila napaparusahan. Kadalasan napo-promote pa nga,” said Senator Binay.

Because of this, Binay said the public already has a bad perception of cops that instead of being trusted, they are viewed as the ‘face of terror.’

She added, “Rather than being the people’s assurance of law and order, lately many of our cops are becoming the face of terror and impunity, blatantly disregarding the rule of law and spitting on our values. Tama na, sobra na, kailangang itigil na ang pang-aabuso.”

She also furthered that the public expects cops  to defend them, instead of harming them.

Binay said, “May ninja cops, mañanita cops, ex-cop na land grabber at illegal logger, berdugong pulis—buong taon may nakakahiyang headline tungkol sa pulis. Ano na ba ang ginagawa ng liderato tungkol dito? The people expect the police to be their defenders, not their offenders.”

Image by PNP

The statement came after Senior Master Sergeant Jonel Nuezca took the lives of Sonya and Frank Gregorio in their house in Tarlac over an altercation involving the use of a “boga.”