Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo M. Año has welcomed the dismissal of three Philippine National Police Academy (PNPA) cadets who were involved in forcing two other cadets to perform oral sex as punishment.
According to the decision of PNPA Director PCSupt. Jose Chiquito M. Malayo there is substantial evidence to find the three cadets guilty of grave misconduct and conduct unbecoming of an officer or acts inimical or prejudicial to good order and discipline.
“PNPA is the ground zero of the formative years of our future law enforcers and such abuses among cadets will never be tolerated and will be dealt with accordingly,” Año said. “Because of the gravity of the offense which is in violation of the New PNPA Cadet Guide, the three erring cadets deserve no less than dismissal from the cadetship program.”
Philippine Public Safety College (PPSC) also welcomed the decision. “The PNPA and PPSC have a strong stance against any form of maltreatment. We have directed all Constitutive Units and Regional Training Centers to reiterate and stress the PPSC’s Anti-Hazing Policy on the adherence to the Anti-Hazing Act of 2018,” says PPSC President PDDG Ricardo De Leon,” PPSC President PDDG Ricardo De Leon said.