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Sen. Lacson Chairs the Hearing for Bills on Rank Classification in the PNP

Sen. Lacson’s Opening Statement at the Hearing:

This hearing is hereby called to order. I’d like to acknowledge the presence of the vice-chair of the Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs, Sen. Greg Honasan. Good morning, Sir.

This measure may look simple in its intended purpose. But as we go on with the discussion this morning, but as we go on with the discussion this morning you’ll find out it’s more complicated than we think.

Related: Senate Bill 1869, providing for rank classification in the PNP
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Read: Senate Bill 1869, An Act Providing for the Rank Classification in the PNP

Senate Bill 1869, which amends Section 28 of RA 6975, aims to eliminate public confusion on PNP terminologies and to bring the police force closer to the populace.

Furthermore, this bill seeks to promote interoperability between police officers and equivalent military officers in the field, which in turn could enhance joint PNP-AFP internal security operations, counter-terrorism operation, and operations against threats to national security.

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