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Like his usual self. The genocidal dotard of Malacañang once again encouraged the police to break Philippine laws once again by justifying the act of ”gift giving” to reward them of their actions which greatly benefited that particular individual. Speaking in the 118th Police Service anniversary in Camp Crame last Friday. In his statement.
“Basta kung bigyan kayo, eh tanggapin ninyo. It is not bribery because — it cannot be bribery because it is allowed by law. What I mean if there is generosity in them, sabi ng anti-graft you cannot accept gifts. Kalokohan ‘yan,”
Although, I am not a political science major nor am I well versed in Philippine laws, but if you’d do a simple search on Google. You can easily find that under Republic Act of 6713 under Section 7 Prohibited Acts and Transactions part (d) states that public officials and employees shall not solicit or accept, directly or indirectly, any gift, gratuity, favor, entertainment, loan or anything of monetary value from any person in the course of their official duties or in
In connection with any operation being regulated by, or any transaction which may be affected by the functions of their office.
“If you are able to solve a crime and the family would like to be generous to you or would nurture a feeling of gratitude for what you accomplish, then by all means, accept it. Wala akong ano,”
So it is important to take note of the word ”gratuity” which is exactly what Duterte entailed in his speech. He said it’s perfectly normal for private citizens to bribe or give rewards to policemen who merely did their sworn duty. Shouldn’t that supposed to be alright? Why does the law prohibit such practice?
It all boils down to the possibility of corruption and that many policemen may only focus on helping rich clients in hopes of being bribed more than their salary allows. The capacity of greed knows no bounds. Hence, this policy applies to anyone in the realm of public service.
Worse, such practice may even be used to justify ”Kotong Cops” and ”Hulidap” operations, which greatly worsens our fast deteriorating human-rights situation in the country. This statement will not be helpful in stamping out corruption and under-the-table transactions in the government if Malacañang’s genocidal dotard continues to encourage impunity and brazen disregard of our laws.