By Priam Nepomuceno
MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) today clarified that it is not offering any rewards or cash incentives to operatives who have allegedly killed drug suspects in the line of duty.
This was emphasized by PNP deputy spokesperson, Supt. Vemily Madrid, in the wake of the recent Social Weather Stations (SWS) survey showing 65 percent of Filipinos do not favor giving cash incentives to police officers who have neutralized drug suspects.
In the same survey, 15 percent agreed with this alleged move while 20 percent remain undecided.
“There is no policy for giving cash rewards to police who killed any drug suspect. Linawin ko, wala namang order na talagang papatayin yung mga (There is no such order that you have to kill) drug suspects so how much more yung giving of cash rewards to those police officers who were able to kill drug suspects,” Madrid stressed. PNA