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NCRPO chief commends cops for refusing P500,000 bribe

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National Capital Region Police Office chief Maj. Gen. Felipe Natividad is proud of his personnel who refused a P500,00 bribe offer from a man caught with an unlicensed firearm.

The personnel who said no to the offer were Senior Master Sergeant Reynaldo Cordova and Pat Remeil Yumul of the Tactical Motorcycle Rider Unit of the Manila Police District.

The NCRPO identified the man who offered the payoff as Mark Rover de Ocampo, who was arrested on July 13 for entering a one way street in Malate, Manila.

Police also found a firearm in plain view when they confronted him, and he failed to produce its supporting documents.

The NCRPO said the police brought De Ocampo to the Malate Police Station for initial documentation, and he tried to offer a P500,000 bribe in exchange for the dropping of the complaint against him.

The police personnel rejected the offer.

“Ako ay lubos na natutuwa sa mga tauhan namin sa NCRPO na katulad nilang nagtatrabaho ng maayos at tama at may disiplina sa sarili. Hindi nila ipinagpapalit ang kanilang serbisyo at dignidad sa pera,” Natividad said.

These policemen should serve as good examples to their colleagues, he said.

“Ito ang katunayan ng makabagong kapulisan at ang dating bulok na kaugalian ay naparam na kung kaya’t kami ay nanawagan sa publiko na wag po kayong magtangkang suhulan ang ating mga pulis dahil meron kayong kalalagyan,” he added.

The NCRPO said De Ocampo is facing charges for reckless driving, illegal possession of firearm and ammunition, and corruption of public officials.

It also found that De Ocampo was previously charged with violation of the Comprehensive Law on Firearms and Ammunition, The New Anti-Carnapping Act of 2016, and the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act.