- PNP will monitor the policemen and will file charges against those who accept gifts
- The Civil Service Commission said that it is prohibited for policemen to accept gifts in exchange for their service
- However, former PNP chief Bato dela Rosa said that it was okay to accept solicitation if given out of generosity
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Earlier, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief and now Senator Bato dela Rosa claimed that he used to accept gifts in the past in return of his service.
However, KAMI learned that the Civil Service Commission (CSC) emphasized that the police are prohibited from accepting any bribe or solicitation when it comes to their service.
“Nakalagay kasi dito, ‘shall not solicit or accept directly’, ibig sabihin kahit ‘di siya nag-solicit, Kabayan, pero tumatanggap ng isang gift in the course of their official duty,” CSC chairman Alicia dela Rosa-Bala said in a report by the ASB-CBN News.
According to PNP, the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group will observe the policemen and will file charges against those found guilty of accepting gifts for their service.
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In a previous report by KAMI, Dela Rosa defended the statement of President Rodrigo Duterte that it is fine to accept gifts in the course of their duty.
Dela Rosa said that it is okay to accept gifts and it is not considered bribery if it was given out of generosity.
Ronald "Bato" dela Rosa was the former chief of PNP and former director general of the Bureau of Corrections. He won as a senator in the May 2019 polls.
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