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2 PNP generals, 26 colonels tender resignation in Bicol

Philippine News AgencyJanuary 9, 2023

VOLUNTARY RESIGNATION. Top officials of the Police Regional Office in Bicol Region (PRO-5) headed by Brig. Gen. Rudolph Dimas (center) tendered their courtesy resignation on Monday (Jan. 9, 2023). Another general and 26 colonels in the region joined the move in support of the effort to cleanse the ranks of the Philippine National Police. (Photo courtesy of PRO-5)

LEGAZPI CITY – Two generals and 26 colonels from the Police Regional Office in Bicol (PRO-5) tendered their resignation on Monday in support of the Department of the Interior and Local Government's (DILG) effort to clean the police force.

PRO-5 regional director Brig. Gen. Rudolf Dimas led the signing of the courtesy resignation of the 27 third-level police commissioned officers at Camp Simeon Ola in this city.

In a statement, Dimas said his resignation is a strong demonstration of support to the call of DILG Secretary Benhur Abalos Jr. on police officials with ranks of full colonel to general to submit courtesy resignation.

"Like all good soldiers, we shall follow the lawful orders of our superiors. We rally behind the noble intention of the SILG (Secretary of the Interior and Local Government) to cleanse the Philippine National Police (PNP) of scalawags and corrupt officers," Dimas said.

He said the call is both a challenge and an inspiration to do more, work harder and strive to perform even better in the campaign against illegal drugs.

"And we assure the public that they can continue to rely on their police officers to serve and protect the community even as we go through this trying period for the police organization," Dimas added.

The regional police chief vowed to do their share in cleansing the community of illicit drugs through the implementation of the "Buhay ay Ingatan, Droga Ayawan" (BIDA) program of DILG.

BIDA embarks on a whole-of-nation approach to address the problem of drug supply and demand and help drug users and surrenderers through treatment and rehabilitation. (PNA)

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