A CONCRETE plan of action is being carried out at the Philippine National Police-Firearms and Explosives Office (PNP-FEO) for the benefit of the country’s gun holders.
Admittedly, the presence of battle-tested but disciplined police commandos plays a major role in the successful implementation of the FEO’s multi-pronged reform programs.
PNP-FEO director soon-to-be Chief Supt. Cesar Hawthorne R. Binag said the police commandos “are my anti-corruption warriors in the FEO.”
The commandos, who used to fight communist and Muslim rebels and other lawless elements, are members of the elite Special Action Force (SAF) of the PNP, which is civilian in nature but national in scope.
Now enforcing discipline in the FEO, these police commandos are known for being stickler to discipline.
After joining the PNP-FEO, Binag coined a new slogan, which has drawn cheers from various sectors of Philippine society, including the ordinary citizens across the country.
The new slogan of the police unit is “Dokumento pila-pila, kusang tatakbo kahit walang piso-piso.”
Without doubt, as FEO chief, Binag, a member of Class 1987 of the Philippine Military Academy, is up against one of his greatest challenges not only as a top police official but also as a well-meaning Filipino.
Binag’s commander-in-chief, hard-hitting President Rodrigo “Digong” R. Duterte, wants all government offices and agencies to release licenses and permits without any delay.
Through quiet work and with the all-out support of the public, the FEO top honcho is showing that eradicating red tape and corruption in the bureaucracy is not an impossible mission.