Wanky: No need for loyalty check

Police Brigadier General Jack Wanky, director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-6, talks to the personnel of the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) during his visit in Bacolod City Friday. (Glazyl Y. Masculino)

By Glazyl Y. Masculino

BACOLOD CITY – Police Brigadier General Jack Wanky, director of Police Regional Office (PRO)-6, reminded the police force not to entertain any talks about alleged destabilization plots.

“Let us remain professional and we should be contented,” Wanky said during his visit to the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo) last Friday.

Amid reports of an alleged destabilization plot, President Ferdinand “BongBong” Marcos Jr. has expressed his continued trust and confidence in the Philippine National Police (PNP) and the Armed Forces of the Philippines (AFP). The President stated that he does not need to conduct a loyalty check among their ranks.

In a news release from the Presidential Communications Office (PCO), Marcos said they will not allow agents within the country to destabilize the government and create division.

Wanky echoed this sentiment, stating there’s no need for a loyalty check since the police force in the region is loyal to the Constitution. “There’s no need for a loyalty check. I know the organization is very professional,” he added.

Wanky urged policemen in the region to always respect and protect the Constitution. “I know we are all in a high morale state, and our government is fine,” he said.

Earlier, a former senator claimed that high-ranking police officials were recruiting personnel to join an ouster plot. The PNP has denied any brewing destabilization plot among its ranks and stressed that such a scheme would not escape the validation efforts of their intelligence units.

‘Talk to Men’

Meanwhile, Wanky said that his visit to police offices in the region enables him to see the situation on the ground.

“I would want to talk to you (all) personally to see for myself if the PNP policies are being implemented,” he added.

He stressed the need for the continued enhancement or improvement of personnel performance day by day.

“Let us not be contented with what we are performing for now. Let us not be complacent in our work. Let’s do away with mediocrity,” he told the provincial police force.

Wanky urged them to aspire for improvement in every task or performance they undertake. He also noted the importance of conducting training or capability enhancement for personnel. He emphasized that online training should not be done merely for compliance but should be taken seriously to enhance skills and knowledge.

“What can we expect? What can the people expect from you?” Wanky asked. He urged them not to take for granted the courses they are taking. “Take it by heart and make sure that you have learned something from the training as it will boost your confidence in your work,” he said.

Wanky reminded the police to know their responsibilities as they aim for higher ranks and to avoid temptations in their line of work.

“Do not risk your profession on just little things, as it will lead you to dismissal from the service. Do what is right,” he said.