DILG Chief orders lifestyle check in PNP

MANILA — Interior and Local Government Secretary Mike Sueno has ordered the conduct of a lifestyle check among the members of the Philippine National Police (PNP) in order to identify and remove officials involved in illegal activities.

With this, Sueno instructed PNP Chief Ronald Dela Rosa to check first the three active police generals namely, Police Regional Office (PRO) 6 Director Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz, former National Capital Regional Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Police Director Joel Pagdilao and former Quezon City Police District (QCPD) Director Edgardo Tinio, who were named by President Rodrigo Duterte as protectors of drug lords.

He added that a public servant must possess honesty, integrity and professionalism in serving the country.

He noted that if a police or a civil servant amassed questionable wealth, they must explain how they acquired their assets.

The DILG Chief said the National Police Commission (Napolcom) has started its investigation on the case of the three active police generals.

Lawyers from the agency have also started gathering information regarding the case of former police general and now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot.

Duterte publicly named the five PNP officials including retired Director General Marcelo Garbo as involved in illegal drugs and ordered them relieved from the posts.

Pagdilao, Tinio, Diaz and Loot already talked to Sueno, saying they are willing to face probe in order to clear their names. Christopher Lloyd Caliwan/PNA/northboundasia.com