By Aaron Recuenco
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started checking the list of policemen who reported for duty during the Christmas and New Year holiday period.
And if they are not on the list, administrative charges would be filed against them as per instructions of PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa who vowed to be very strict on those who defy orders of the commanders.
“It’s serious neglect of duty because they did not report for work despite repeated reminders for them to report,” said dela Rosa.
In some areas, policemen were not even allowed to take a break during the holiday season due to possible attacks in their areas.
In areas declared as peaceful, police personnel were asked to choose between the Christmas and New Year week on which they would prefer to take their break.
Dela Rosa explained they are currently accounting the attendance for the two holiday breaks in various police stations and units across the country.
Those whose names are not on the list, dela Rosa said, would be asked to present certification that they reported for duty. Those who fail to do so would be charged.
Dela Rosa earlier said he would be very strict in imposing discipline among PNP personnel as he vowed good service as payback to the increase in the salaries of policemen.