Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa admitted Tuesday that he has run out of ideas on how to prevent police officers from engaging in illegal activities.
“ Ano ire-create natin ang tao?I run out of solution na,” Dela Rosa told reporters when asked on the matter following the arrest of Nueva Ecija policemen for extortion.
He said what he can do now is to address the problem and dismiss from the ranks all scalawag cops.
Dela Rosa said that with the increase in the salary of police officers, he expects his men to think twice before engaging in illegal activities.
However, he said that if a person is really corrupt, no matter how big his salary is, he will still do illegal things.
“Sa ganyan kataas na sweldo mo mahiya ka. Kung basically masama kang tao, kahit na you have all the money and gold gagawa ka pa rin ng kasamaan,” he said.
He assured the public that erring cops will be axed.
“They deserve to be disposed,” he said.
Dela Rosa said he was saddened with the arrest of police officers but the PNP will not stop its internal cleansing efforts.
“Malungkot ako talaga but we will never surrender. Patuloy pa rin ang internal cleansing program. I don’t care kahit ilan na lang ang matira sa amin, uubisin namin ‘yan,” he said.
He added that scalawag personnel are not only in the PNP but in other organizations as well.
“Hindi sa organisasyon kundi sa tao ‘yan. May mga pari nga na nirereklamo ng sexual abuse di ba? Ang tao kahit na walang sweldo kung mabuting tao hindi gagawa ng masama,” he said. — RSJ, GMA News