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Lady cops urged to fight drugs

LADY police officers raise their clenched fists as they pose for a photo with President Duterte during the 9th National Biennial Summit on Women in Community Policing in Davao City. (Keith Bacongco)

LADY police officers raise their clenched fists as they pose for a photo with President Duterte during the 9th National Biennial Summit on Women in Community Policing in Davao City. (Keith Bacongco)

President Duterte has encouraged the women police force to continue strengthening the administration’s campaign against illegal drugs as he vowed to support them until the end.

“Trabaho lang kayo. Ako na ang nag-garantiya ngayon, not as a mayor but as a President. If you do it legally, fine. I will support you to the end,” the President said in his speech at the 9th National Biennial Summit on Women in Community Policing in Davao City Friday. “Just do it in the performance, in the fulfillment of a duty. Just do it right,” he said.

Duterte reminded the police that their loyalty should be to the country, the flag, and the Constitution. “If this problem (of drugs) would outlast me for one reason or another… this is one request from your Commander-in-Chief: Huwag ninyong hayaan ang bayan,” he said.

“I expect that you will do your duty and that you have to survive, you have to kill. I could understand that. And I am just at your side, at your back and you will be protected,” Duterte added.

The President slammed his critics who disregarded the number of policemen who died in the performance of their function.

“Yan hindi tinitingnan ng human rights… I lose two policemen a day. Dalawang police ‘yan on the average, araw-araw,” the President said. (PNA)

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