Tuesday, September 02, 2014

Police Officer 2 Domino Alipio, Another Failure of the PNP Health Service

News item taken from www.inquirer.net

MANILA, Philippines–At least three people were killed and four others were hurt after an active policeman reportedly went amuck inside the Lingayen National High School in Pangasinan on Monday afternoon.

Police Officer 2 Domino Alipio, assigned at the Anda Police Station, shot dead a female teacher and two still unnamed men in front of a classroom at the school, Senior Superintendent Reynaldo Biay, Pangasinan Police Provincial Office ‎officer-in-charge, said.  Biay said Alipio went to the school to collect debts from one of the fatalities.  ‎A .45 caliber handgun and a folded carbine were confiscated from Alipio.  The gunman is currently under the custody of Lingayen Police.

My pulis comment:

As a policeman, it is really disheartening to read something like this.  This incident is indicative of the screening and recruitment process currently being undertaken by the PNP.  Supposedly very stringent, the psychological test and evaluation, administered by the PNP Health Service that have an entire department
handling this, is supposed to screen out people like Alipio who has unstable tendencies.

But I have personal experience that the PNP Health Service is remiss in its duties.  Every promotion time I am made to undergo the neuro-psycho test which I think is an utter waste of time.  The test questionnaires that I am asked to answer were simply Xerox copies of the very same tests that I answered in my previous promotion, in applying for foreign missions, and similar other sensitive postings.  Most tellingly, I doubt that the PNP doctors in charge of these tests actually evaluate my answers as all I can see during the tests are the proctors who are NUPs, whom I highly doubt to actually understand what they are doing.

Many of the people PNP Health Service just do not have the care for the organization and the job entrusted to them.  In a previous article that I made in this blog, (http://pulisnapogi.blogspot.com/2014/04/pnp-reforms-continuing-article-part-4b.html) I pointed out the many shenanigans in the PNP Health Service.  To reiterate, there was a time that many of its doctors went abroad of “buko passes” and moonlighted there on lucrative jobs.  It needed the assignment of two PMAyers to the unit to account for these MIA doctors.

Most infamously, on November 29, 2006, PCINSP Renato Poscablo, a PNP doctor himself, shot his boss PCSUPT Federico Damatac, the PNP Health Service Director during the 13th PNP Health Service Anniversary Celebration at the PNP Multi Purpose Center right inside Camp Crame.  Damatac previously ordered the demotion in rank of Poscablo.  The suspect, who also lobbed a grenade that killed another colleague and wounded scores of others, was also shot in the process and was rushed to the PNP Health Service General Hospital for treatment.  Damatac was rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital. Talk about confidence in the capabilities of your unit!

And if the doctors themselves are neurotics, how can we expect them to screen out the other neurotics like Alipio as well?

SO ONCE AGAIN, LET ME SHOUT:  DEACTIVATE THE PNP HEALTH SERVICE AND PRIVATIZE THE PNP GENERAL HOSPITAL AND RUN IT LIKE A BUSINESS!

STOP USING IT AS THE CLEARING HOUSE OF THE PORK BARREL OF SENATORS AND CONGRESSMEN THROUGH THE THIEVES IN THE COMPTROLLER AND FINANCE DIVISION!

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