CHR supports new PNP Chief’s innovative, rights-based policing

The Commission on Human Rights (CHR) has publicly endorsed the appointment of Police General Rommel Francisco Marbil as the new Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, commencing his tenure on April 1, 2024.

With PNP Chief Marbil at the helm, the CHR anticipates advancements in law enforcement, particularly in combating crime rates in the Philippines through the adoption of innovative technologies.

The commission said it applauds the PNP’s efforts to embrace technological advancements, which promise to expand community engagement and address contemporary criminal threats such as cybercrime and transnational offenses.

The CHR also acknowledges the shift in narrative concerning the drug problem, away from the ‘war’ discourse, which has been marred by human rights violations.

The Commission is optimistic about Chief Marbil’s focus on ensuring accountability and transparency in police operations, aligning with the protection of human rights, including life and due process.

As the PNP progresses under new leadership, the CHR reiterates its commitment to observing law enforcement practices and upholding human rights standards for all.

In line with this, the Commission is prepared to collaborate with the PNP, supporting initiatives for secure communities and rights-based policing practices.