The Plan 2030 Roadmap that is being pursued by the Philippine National Police bring about good governance within the organization is doable and can be achieved.
This was the view raised by Ednar Dayanghirang, the current chair of the advisory council of the PNP in Davao region to reporters on Monday.
“With the challenges that the PNP is facing nowadays, especially on drugs, I believe the organization can move on and achieve its goal of making every community in the country a safer place to live, work and do business in,” Dayanghirang said.
Dayanghirang also told reporters that a national summit of the advisory councils of the PNP in the country was recently facilitated in Iloilo City where the problems on illegal drugs that continue to haunt the organizations were also discussed.
The number of PNP involved in drugs in the entire country was also presented during the summit.
He said that from January to November of this year, a total of 1,048 members of the PNP are under counter intelligence watch for their possible involvement in illegal drugs.
In the same period, he added, 181 police officers were already tested positive on the use of illegal drugs; 17 were already administratively charged; 13 were criminally charged; 19 were killed when they opted to fight it out against arresting officers; 11 have died while under investigation; 40 were arrested; 43 were forced to surrender; and 5 surrendered voluntarily.
Dayanghirang said only a small percentage of the numbers of PNP involved in illegal drugs came from Davao region.
He pointed out that only few members of the PNP are suspected to be involved in illegal drugs and that a huge number of policemen in the country are still true to their tasks and mandates.
“This is the reason why I believe the PNP can achieve their goals in their Plan 2030 roadmap. Majority of them are still true to their mandate,” he said.
The council chair explained that in order for the PNP to achieve the goals of their roadmap, certain steps are being done from the local police stations to the higher echelons of the organization.
Among these are on the level of resource management where the PNP must optimize the use of their financial and logistical resources; on the level of their learning and growth, to include the development of their competent, motivations, values orientations and discipline.