- PNP Chief Bato Dela Rosa said that ‘kotong’ cops will be punished if they use the war on drugs to extort
- The PNP Chief also urged the public to report the police so they would be given the sanction they deserve
- Duterte also vowed to stop policemen who extort the public
The public was urged by PNP Chief Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa to report policemen who are using President Rodrigo Duterte’s all-out war against drugs to extort people.
“I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to the public just in case merong mga pulis diyan na ginagamit yung war on drugs sa pangongotong. Please tell us right away at bibitayin namin patiwarik yang mga pulis na yan,” said Dela Rosa.
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(I would like to take this opportunity to appeal to the public just in case there are cops who are using the war on drugs for extortion. Please tell us right away and we will hang those cops upside down.)
Bato also noted that if there are drug lords and pushers who are being extorted by police, they should also report the policemen so they would be given sanction.
“Kahit kayo ay drug lord, kahit kayo ay drug pusher, 'pag kayo ay kinokotongan ng mga pulis, magreport kayo sa akin at may tama sakin yang mga pulis na yan,” he added.
(Even if you are a drug lord, even if you are a drug pusher, if cops are extorting from you, report to me.)
However, Bato warned the public that they should not make false claims against police officers.
“Pag yung report naman ninyo ay hindi totoo dahil lang gusto niyong resbakan yung mga pulis, kayong mga drug lord at pusher na nagreport, may tama din kayo sakin,” the tough PNP chief reminded.
(If your report is not true just because you want to take revenge against the policemen, you, drug lords and pushers who reported, will pay the price, too.)
Meanwhile, the President also vowed that he wants the erring cops to either resign from their positions or be sacked from service.
“Itong mga pulis na ito (these policemen), you better stop or I will stop you. You interpret it whatever way you like,” warned Duterte.
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