February 6, 2023

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Close to 1K police officials to resign – PNP spokesman

HEADCOUNT Police officials gather during a briefing by Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. at the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Abalos called on some 300 police officers to resign over their alleged links to the illegal drug trade. As of posting time, close to 1,000 have offered to tender their courtesy resignations. PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE

HEADCOUNT Police officials gather during a briefing by Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin Abalos Jr. at the Philippine National Police Headquarters in Camp Crame, Quezon City on Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2023. Abalos called on some 300 police officers to resign over their alleged links to the illegal drug trade. As of posting time, close to 1,000 have offered to tender their courtesy resignations. PHOTO BY JOHN ORVEN VERDOTE

THE Philippine National Police (PNP) on Thursday said that close to 1,000 ranking officers will comply with the call of Interior and Local Government Secretary Benjamin “Benhur” Abalos Jr. to submit their courtesy resignations, in the wake of the discovery of the extent of how narcotics has “infected” the police force.

Police Col. Rederico Maranan, PNP PIO chief, said that a total of 956 ranking officers will submit their courtesy resignations — a police general, 812 colonels, 8 lieutenant generals, 21 major generals, and 114 brigadier generals.

Maranan, himself a police colonel, had said that they will comply with the request of Secretary Abalos.

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