By AARON B. RECUENCO
The Philippine National Police (PNP) has started scrutinizing the list of policemen who reported for duty the Christmas and New Year breaks following an order for them to at least report for duty on one of the Yuletide breaks.
And if they are not on the list, administrative charges will be filed against them as instructed by PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa who vowed to be very strict on those who defy orders of the commanders.
“It’s serious neglect of duty because they did not report for work despite repeated reminders for them to report,” said Dela Rosa.
In some areas, policemen were prevented from taking a break during the Holiday seasons due to possible attacks in their areas.
In areas declared as peaceful, police personnel were asked to choose which between the Christmas and New Year break would they prefer.
Dela Rosa explained that there are current accounting of attendance for the two Holiday breaks in various police stations and units across the country.
Those whose names are not on the list, Dela Rosa said they will be asked to present certification that they reported for duty. Those who would fail would be charged.
Dela Rosa earlier said that he will be very strict in imposing discipline among personnel as he vowed good service as a payback to the increase in the salary of policemen.