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PNP apologizes over insulting tarps against teachers

PNP apologizes over insulting tarps against teachers

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief, Police General Guillermo Lorenzo T Eleazar apologized to teachers over discriminatory tarpaulin that was displayed in Sorsogon province as part of the information drive against sexual abuse.

The said tarpaulin determined those who could possibly be rapist, specifically mentioning teachers.

The PNP Chief branded the move as “discriminatory” and “insulting.”

“While I fully understand that the intention of the information drive is noble, it is clearly discriminatory and insulting to our teachers who have been working hard especially in this time of pandemic and who have been serving as the second parents of our children,” PGen Eleazar said.

“Sa aking panig, ako po ay personal na humihingi ng paumanhin sa ating mga guro at makakaasa kayo na itatama namin ang pagkakamaling ito. Magsilbing aral sana ang pangyayaring ito sa ating mga kapulisan na pag-isipang mabuti at maging sensitibo sa lahat ng programa na kanilang gagawin,” he added.

PGen Eleazar said the tarpaulins were already removed.

PGen Eleazar added that an apology was also made by the Sorsogon City Police Station.

“Inatasan ko na ang mga pulis na magpaliwanag kung bakit hindi sila dapat parusahan sa pagkakamaling ito,” PGen Eleazar said.

The PNP chief hope that the incident would not affect the bond between police officers and teachers in the common goal of attaining peace in the society.

“Ang mga guro ay matagal na naming kaagapay sa aming peace and order advocacies and I sincerely hope that this lapse in judgment on the part of some of our personnel will not serve as a setback in our long-standing partnership towards a peaceful community and responsible citizenship,” he said.

“Gaya nang lagi nating sinasabi, hindi natin pagtatakpan at paninidigan ang mali. Sa halip ay itatama natin ito upang hindi na maulit pa,” the Chief PNP stressed.

2 thoughts on “PNP apologizes over insulting tarps against teachers”

  1. To me, if it is an honest mistake, there is no need for punishment – just take the word out. There are cases like rape where some reckless and manipulative teachers were involved in the past. That could have been the basis of those lists on that tarp.

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