MANILA -- The Philippine National Police (PNP) on Monday reiterated that it will not tolerate unscrupulous acts of police officers.
PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde made the remark following the arrest of PO1 Eduardo Valencia, a rookie cop assigned at the Manila Police District (MPD), for allegedly raping a 15-year-old girl.
“We already said that since the start of the administration, we will show no mercy on these cops who are involved in illegal activities. We will not tolerate those misdeeds. Let him prove himself that he is not guilty for the crime of rape of a relative of the suspects who were arrested,” Albayalde told reporters on Monday’s press briefing.
Albayalde, however, said Valencia will be given due process.
Valencia was arrested after the girl’s relatives sought help from authorities.
On Sunday, National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director, Chief Supt. Guillermo Eleazar went straight to the MPD Sampaloc Police Station and admonished Valencia after he was presented to him.
Valencia allegedly raped the girl in exchange for the freedom of her parents who were arrested for illegal drug charges.
Pending the outcome of the initial investigation, he is facing administrative charges as well as rape and grave misconduct.