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Non-PMAers allege disparity goes on

The PNP Alumni Association led by retired Fire bureau chief Rosendo Dial and former chief supt. Tomas Rentoy said “nothing has happened” since Malacanang ordered the Department of Interior and Local Government and the Philippine National Police to ensure equitable promotions and assignments among the graduates of the Philippine Military Academy and Philippine National Police Academy.

They were joined by the Police Professional for Righteousness and Integrity Movement whose members are reserve military officers, and the Association of Police Officers through Lateral Entry in alleging that Secretary Mar Roxas and PNP Chief Alan Purisima have sat on their complaint of being “second class citizens” in the organization.

“Ang kanilang (Roxas and Purisima) pagtalima sa utos ng Pangulo ay tila puro ‘lip service’ lang, at walang bakas na may kaukulang aksyon silang ginawa upang masagot ang mga hinaing ng mga non-PMA officers sa PNP  (They just seem to be paying lip service to the President without showing any particular action on their part to act on our complaint as non-PMA officers in the PNP),” the group said in a statement.

“Puro pangako lang, kung mayroon man, ang kanilang ginawa (All that they do is make promises).”

According to Dial and Rentoy, Roxas has ordered Deputy Director General Felipe Rojas, chief for Administration, to update him on the movement of non-PMA officers.

“Since Secretary Roxas issued the directive to DDG Rojas, nothing has been heard,” they said. “When he met with the PNPAAI officers at his office at the DILG, he just gave instructions to Napolcom Commissioner Ed Escueta to adopt policies that would address the problem. But we have not also heard from Escueta,” they said.

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