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Gamboa aims to reduce PNP summary hearings to 15 days

With the aim to create a more responsive police force, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Archie Francisco Gamboa on Tuesday said he wants policemen to observe "work simplification" in their duties.

"Work simplification is the conscious seeking of the simplest, easiest, and quickest method of doing work. We should accomplish more tasks within a given amount of time," Gamboa said in his speech in Camp Crame.

"I will fully encourage for a streamlined process flow," Gamboa added.

For this to materialize, Gamboa said the PNP could start by reducing the summary hearing process from 60 to 15 days to solve administrative cases.

Gamboa also said the PNP is aiming to go digital, noting that there is a need to fast track the full implementation of the PNP Information Communications Technology master plan which will "serve as a guide towards harmonizing the use of technology towards the realization of Secured, Mobile, A1-driven, Real-time, Technology-driven (SMART) policing to deliver effective crime prevention services."

He also said it is already time to change unsuccessful strategies and adopt best practices within the police service.

"To gain more accomplishments, we should always look on the practical solutions and solving problems in the most effective and efficient and efficient possible way," Gamboa said.

When it comes to procurement process, Gamboa said he wants to maintain a high percentage absorptive capacity battling with 94 or 98 percentages.

Interior Secretary Eduardo Año earlier said he would still supervise the procurement proceedings of the police following the order of President Rodrigo Duterte. —KBK, GMA News