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Gamboa wants ‘new face’ for PNP

Kristina Maralit



Newly-installed Philippine National Police chief, PGen. Archie Gamboa, has enjoined all personnel to help him give a “new face” to the PNP.

Urging the 205,000-strong police force to move on from the controversies it had been embroiled in, Gamboa called for a “more courageous, and with greater spirit, larger in outlook” organization.

“We must become members of a new face of PNP, overcoming petty prejudice, owing our ultimate allegiance not just to nations but to our fellow men within the community,” the top cop said in his speech during the welcoming honors rendered him in Camp Crame.

To rebuild the public’s eroded trust and confidence in the police, caught in a web of drug-related and corruption issues the past several months, Gamboa vowed to focus on discipline, reform, internal cleansing, intensified campaign against criminality and illegal drugs, crime prevention, and strengthened public relations with media engagements for more “action-driven and motivated PNP” by the time he steps down in September.

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