MANILA—Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa on Tuesday urged all policemen to undergo “internal soul-searching”.
This was the message of Dela Rosa when he attended a mass, which was officiated by Bishop Leopoldo Tumulak, in Camp Crame, Quezon City.
The PNP chief said it is important for all of them to have “clean conscience” first before starting the “internal cleansing” in their ranks.
”We are embarking on an internal cleansing sa aming hanay sa PNP. So I must acknowledge that I myself need internal cleansing so before ako mag-clean sa buong organization dapat na-cleanse ko muna ang sarili ko,” Dela Rosa said.
”Soul searching. What to do and what I failed to do, bakit nagkaganito ang aming organization. Baka buong kapulisan magkakaroon ng retreat. Titingnan natin para malinis,” he added.
Dela Rosa admitted that because policemen are too busy in their work they might have forgotten to ask for guidance from God.
He said nobody can address the challenges the PNP is now facing and the problems of each individual but only God in heaven.
Likewise, Dela Rosa said, he would have all policemen to undergo “spiritual retreat” if necessary.