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Local PNP is under local chief executives only


Pursuant to RA 6975 or PNP law local police units are under the administrative and operational control and under the general supervisory authority of the local chief executives like governors, city and municipal mayors and not under the local legislative bodies.

The city council of Zamboanga cannot give direct orders to the local police to submit the details of the investigation and weekly report to the august body within the period of one month from the receipt of resolution 528 for the arrest of suspects in shooting incidents.

The portion of said resolution condemning the summary killings of innocent victims and earnestly requesting the directors of PRO9 and Zamboanga City police office thru her honor the mayor to fasttrack the investigation of the killings and other similar cases is in order and proper.

For the legislators to direct the local police to submit weekly report to them within a period of one month is tantamount to usurpation of function of the local chief executives.

By Rex G. Miravite

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