Friday, July 01, 2016

Review of the PNoy Presidency and Hopes on Duterte's

Six years ago, I wrote this article, Hopes of Pulis na Pogi Under the P-Noy Presidency (click here to read the full article).  Today, one day after PNoy left the office, I am reprinting it in full and reexamine what happened to those hopes.

So P-Noy is taking over on Wednesday. I really hope that he shall be the change that he promised to be. As a cop, I really pray for a lot of changes but the foremost that I hope for is the end of the palakasan and bata bata system in positioning. I do recognize that the PNP will never be immune from political forces but I hope that it simply comes to play as a tie breaker. Merit and fitness should be the first and foremost consideration. Only if the candidates are all qualified that political consideration can come into play.

IN THIS SECTION, PNOY IS AN UTTER FAILURE SPECIFICALLY ON HIS CHOICE OF PURISIMA.  I ALREADY WROTE SEVERAL ARTICLES ABOUT THIS AND I NEED NOT BELABOR THE POINT FURTHER.  PNOY'S ONLY SAVING GRACE IS HIS LAST CHOICE AT MARQUEZ WHOM HE CHOSE OVER GARBO. 

For the policeman, the basic order is “Let us run after criminals and put them behind bars. If they fight us, we fight and fire back!” With this basic order, I hope that at the very minimum, P-Noy would consider that this statement is not all figurative: especially for police leaders sporting stars on their shoulders, once in their police lives they should have experienced doing this order literally. And as leaders who are expected to lead their men by example, they should still be able to perform this order literally if needed. Consider the following:

1. To literally run after criminals, policemen should be physically fit. So P-Noy should retire those invalid and sickly generals who cannot run anymore. At the very least, they should not be given command positions because they are bad examples to their men in terms of caring for one’s self.

IN THIS ONE, PNOY NOT ONLY FAILED IN PURISIMA.  PURISIMA ACTUALLY FAILED IN HIMSELF SO FOR HIM TO PASS, HE REMOVED THE STANDARD WHICH IS THE PHYSICAL FITNESS TEST.

2. To literally put criminals behind bars, policemen should know how to patrol and pound their beats. Likewise, policemen should also know how to investigate and sit in the prosecution’s witness chair and present these evidences in court. Thus, P-Noy should fire those generals who have not yet experienced being a prosecution witness in a criminal trial. Or they should be returned to the level where they will have the opportunity to experience this firsthand. Until then, I assure you that they do not know what they are talking about! There are so many of them.

ALL THE CPNPs THAT PNOY CHOSE IGNORED THIS ONE, MAYBE BECAUSE ALL OF THEM CAME FROM NON-POLICE BACKGROUND IN THEIR JUNIOR YEARS.  I DOUBT IF ANY OF THEM ACTUALLY EXPERIENCED TESTIFYING IN COURT THUS THEY UNDERSTANDABLY CANNOT RELATE TO THIS SUGGESTION.

3. To fire back, policemen must be adept in handling their firearms. However, current statistics show that 90% of policemen do not know how to shoot straight. And this is supported by statistics from the national headquarters. There are a lot of generals among these incompetent shooters! So to jump start things, P-Noy should revert these generals to PO1 status! For how dare you to command “Fire!” when you yourself do not know how to do it properly?

I HAVE SEVERAL ARTICLES ABOUT THIS AND I DID NOT SEE THIS BECOME A CENTERPIECE PROGRAM OF ANY OF THEM.  THE CLOSEST CPNP IN DOING THIS WAS BARTOLOME BUT NOT BECAUSE OF ANYTHING BUT BECAUSE HIS BROTHER ELS BARTOLOME MADE THE CHIEF PNP CUPS HIS PERSONAL FUND RASING ACTIVITY.

Many of these generals will say that being a police general, they need not perform all these things themselves. The basic order is not supposed to be literal but a figurative statement. My retort is short and sweet: In that case, be an artista!

IN THIS ASCPECT, I AM HOPING FOR A TRUE LEADERSHIP BY EXAMPLE OF THE CHIEF PNP.  HOWEVER, I HAVE NOT SEEN A COMPLETE PACKAGE RISE TO THE TOP. 

More on the other wishes of Pulis na Pogi on the next posts. Abangan!

POSTSCRIPT:

I AM POSING THESE VERY SAME HOPES IN THE DUTERTE ADMINISTRATION WITH GENERAL DELA ROSA LEADING THE WAY FOR THE SEVERAL EXPECTED CHIEFS OF THE PNP.  

Good luck sa ating lahat!

1 comment:

  1. The Lady from the NorthTuesday, July 05, 2016 11:04:00 AM

    Good luck to you, the rest of the police force, and to all Filipinos under the Duterte administration.

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