PRO3 tells 12,188 Central Luzon cops to remain apolitical

Published March 2, 2022, 11:55 AM

by Liezle Basa Iñigo

PAMPANGA — Police Regional Office 3’s top cop Brig. Gen. Matthew P. Baccay advised his 12,188 police force in Central Luzon to remain apolitical and refrain from campaigning for any political candidate in the 2022 national and local elections.

(Photo courtesy of Liezle Basa Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Baccay reminded the police to be careful in expressing their political leanings on social media as such would go against the organization’s non-partisan stance in politics

It has been observed on social media that uniformed personnel in some regions have openly expressed their choices for president.

(Photo courtesy of Liezle Basa Inigo / MANILA BULLETIN)

Baccay reiterated his call to the police personnel to refrain from showing support for or campaigning against local or national political candidates.

“While I am encouraging all police personnel to exercise their right to suffrage as citizens, they must remain apolitical in carrying out their mandate as members of the Philippine National Police,” he added.