New PNP chief Eleazar vows to destroy ‘padrino’ system

New Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar committed on Friday that he would eradicate the “padrino” system in the police organization.

Eleazar said eliminating the “padrino” system would allow more qualified applicants to enter the PNP.

“Naging kalakaran na kasi na kung papasok ka ng PNP, kailangan may kilala ka, otherwise baka mai-slash ka or hindi mapili. Sa recruitment pa lang, nagkakaroon na ng korapsyon,” Eleazar said.

(It has become common practice in joining the PNP. You have to know someone, otherwise, you might end up being cut or ignored. As early as the corruption stage, there’s corruption.)

“Para sa mga aplikante, hindi niyo na kailangang maghanap ng padrino at gumastos,” he said. “Itinutuwid na po natin ang kultura ng palakasan at padrino system sa recruitment na nagsilbing hadlang para makapasok ang iba pang qualified na aplikante.”

(As for you applicants, you no longer need to look for a “sponsor” nor spend money. We’ve started doing away with the culture of connections in recruitment, which has prevented the entry of qualified applicants.)

Under Eleazar’s leadership, PNP would enforce a QR code system in the recruitment process.

“Sa QR Code or Quick Response Code, walang pangalan, walang mukha, only their qualifications would be the basis of their evaluation,” Eleazar said.

New Eleazar vows to destroy ‘padrino’ system

(With the QR Code or Quick Response Code, there won’t be any names, no faces, only their qualifications would be the basis of their evaluation.)

The QR Code system is part of Eleazar’s intensified program to clean the PNP.

Earlier, now retired Police General  told the 220,000-police force to support their new chief Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Eleazar.

“I urge you to give my classmate, Police Lieutenant General Guillermo Lorenzo T. Eleazar, the same 100 percent support you gave during the past six months under my watch,” Sinas said in a statement.

“Every Chief PNP appointed to the post carries with him the full trust and confidence of the President of the Republic of the Philippines, therefore, he deserves the unqualified support of all the officers and personnel under his command,” he added.

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