[Trending Now] PNP Chief Dela Rosa, PDEA Chairman Lapeña, and NBI Director Gierran, Is Now Answering At the Senate Hearing Regarding Extrajudicial Hearing.
The senate hearing for the extrajudicial killings started today. In attendance for today is the ADHOC committee headed by Senator Leila d...
The senate hearing for the extrajudicial killings started today. In attendance for today is the ADHOC committee headed by Senator Leila de Lima. Some of the senators who are also part of the hearing are Senator Manny Pacquiao, Senator Grace Poe, Senator Gringo Honasan and NYC Chairman, Aiza Seguerra. They have invited Philippine National Police chief Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa, PDEA Chief Isidro Lapeña, and NBI Director Dante Gierran for questioning.
Senator Poe was one of the first to question and started with the statement that the campaign against illegal drugs is very important. But she emphasized the importance of the law and human rights and said:
" On the other hand, we also have to maintain the rule of law and to make sure that the rights of every individual is protected."
This was seconded by Sen. Gringo Honasan and asked Dela Rosa if how the PNP connects with the implementing agencies. Dela Rosa answered: "As far as the director of PDEA is concerned, on a daily basis nagte-text kami, nagtatawagan, at lagi kami nag-uusap."
Honasan then drived into a point that coordination between the agencies are crucial, saying: " Itong drug problem natin, hindi ito nangyari overnight. We are at the stage where we have a drug problem and it is our job to help each other address this problem. We have to go through this painful stage until mataasan natin ang sahod ng pulis, madagdagan ang manpower nila; at siguruhin na lahat ay dedicated, competent, honest."
Meanwhile, PDEA Chairman Lapeña reported that as of August 12, 2016, they already had 11,128 operations conducted, 12,081 persons arrested and 12,288 cases filed. Lapeñ also said: "We already have PDEA agents already dismissed from service when we received information that they are involved in drugs."