Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Guillermo Eleazar on Thursday has directed an investigation into the alleged harassment by police officers at the compound of the Trade Union Congress of the Philippines (TUCP) in Diliman, Quezon City.
Citing reports reaching his office, Eleazar said six police officers allegedly went to the TUCP compound last Nov. 2 without any permission or a search warrant.
“I have tasked the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group and the Quezon City Police District to look into the allegation against our personnel. Kailangang matukoy ang mga personnel na nagtungo sa opisina ng TUCP at pagpapaliwanagin natin sila kung ano ba ang dahilan ng kanilang pagpunta doon (We need to determine who are these personnel
who went to the TUCP office and we will ask them to explain why they went there),” Eleazar said.
The cops supposedly took photos of the daily attendance list and interrogated the staff of the union.
“We will determine if the protocols were followed by the police officers when they went to the TUCP compound. Kung mayroong hindi nasunod sa protocols ay hindi naman natin ito palalagpasin at agad naming aaksyunan (If there is indeed a breach of protocols, we will
not let this pass and we will act on it accordingly),” Eleazar said.
TUCP president and party-list Rep. Raymond Mendoza earleri denounced the incident and called it an intrusion as the police personnel supposedly did not explain the purpose of their visit.