MANILA—Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa made a surprise visit on Thursday to the Special Action Force (SAF) who are securing the “high-profile” inmates of the New Bilibid Prison (NBP) detained at the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP) Custodial Center in Camp Aguinaldo, Quezon City.
The AFP Custodial Center serves as an “extension” of the NBP in Muntinlupa City.
The SAF personnel were caught “unaware” and did not expect that they will be visited by the PNP chief.
Dela Rosa advised the SAF in Camp Aguinaldo to do their work properly and not to destroy their good image.
”Sabi ko sa kanilang ayusin nyo yung trabaho nyo dyan because you are doing well in Bilibid tapos masisira kayo dyan kung tutuo man na tumatanggap kayo ng bribe para makapasok yung mga contraband,” Dela Rosa said.
The SAF ground commander assured the PNP chief that they are not committing bribery such that they cannot be bribed (by the inmates).
The PNP chief made such an advise in the wake of the revelation made by Senator Leila M. Dela Lima that the group of Herbert Colanggo were being given “VIP (very important person) treatment” at the AFP Custodial Center as allegedly promised to them by Department of Justice (DOJ) Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II.
”Andito tayo ngayon para tanungin yung SAF na andyan dahil I’m worried kung tutuo yan,” Dela Rosa said.
Nevertheless, based on the statement of the SAF personnel to Dela Rosa, no “contrabands” had infiltrated the cells of the high-profile inmates.