In line with the celebration of the Philippine National Police’s 116th Anniversary, President Rodrigo Duterte took responsibility of the PNP and AFP operations conducted in his term as stated in his speech.
“The police and the military, let us be clear on this, are directly under me. I am your commander in chief.”
The president demanded transparency from the PNP in order to ensure their security.
“Whatever your problem may be in connection with your work, tell me the truth. Do not lie to me so that I can help you with the truth.”
He also stated that he is willing to give pardon to policemen involved in allegations of extra judicial killings if proven innocent.
“If they are really innocent, I will pardon them immediately after.”