PNP Chief Eleazar relieves cop who extorted from police applicant
A policeman who bribed P100k from a police applicant joining the Philippine National Police (PNP) has been relieved.
PNP chief Guillermo Eleazar identified the cop as Police Staff Sergeant Joel Zalun Bunagan, who is also an ambulance driver for the PNP Health Service.
Bunagan was caught in an entrapment operation by the PNP Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group where he extorted a staggering P100,000 from a police applicant.
The money is supposed to make sure that the police applicant can enter the PNP and become a full-fledged police officer.
“Personal ko na tinututukan ang mga kaso ng tiwaling pulis dahil seryoso ako sa pangakong binitawan ko na linisin at magpatupad ng reporma sa organisasyon,” Eleazar said.
Bunagan is facing charges of violating Republic Act 11032 or the Ease of Doing Business and Efficient Government Service Act of 2018, and Republic Act 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Practices Act.
“Hindi ako titigil hangga’t hindi nauubos ang mga tiwaling pulis. Bukod sa mga kriminal na kaso, talagang tutuluyan ko kayong sibakin sa serbisyo,” said the PNP chief.
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