PNP ‘cleansing’ a hollow promise | Inquirer Opinion

PNP ‘cleansing’ a hollow promise

/ 05:02 AM January 23, 2020

The promise of newly minted Philippine National Police chief Archie Gamboa to “cleanse” the ranks of bad elements is at best hackneyed.

I am tired of reading these kinds of “promises” from newly installed PNP chiefs. Who shall police the police? What can Gamboa do when he will be retired by the time he has become familiar with running his command? If the PNP is indeed serious about cleansing its ranks, the organization must start from the recruitment stage. Only candidates of strong moral character should be considered.


The cleansing promise is hollow if the recruitment program is not put in proper order. When the “padrino system” is the kalakaran in the PNP, when bribe-taking police officials are overseeing the selection and hiring process, it is guaranteed that this country will endure police disservice till kingdom come.

Bob Gabuna, [email protected]


Read Next
Don't miss out on the latest news and information.

Subscribe to INQUIRER PLUS to get access to The Philippine Daily Inquirer & other 70+ titles, share up to 5 gadgets, listen to the news, download as early as 4am & share articles on social media. Call 896 6000.

TAGS: Archie Gamboa, PNP, Police
For feedback, complaints, or inquiries, contact us.

Fearless views on the news

By providing an email address. I agree to the Terms of Use and
acknowledge that I have read the Privacy Policy.

© Copyright 1997-2022 | All Rights Reserved

We use cookies to ensure you get the best experience on our website. By continuing, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. To find out more, please click this link.