After ‘yantok’ cops’ deployment: Lorenzana said they need good people, not scalawags in Marawi

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  • DND chief frowned at deployment of erring cops in Marawi
  • He said they need the ‘best people’ to come fight the Maute group
  • He also said ‘problematic people’ will just be another burden to their commanders

MANILA, Philippines – Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzna frowned at the deployment of so-called ‘yantok’ cops Jose Julius Tandog and Chito Enriquez to Marawi; saying the government need the ‘best people’ to come fight the Maute group.

“Personally, there was a time when I was the commander there in Davao, and I heard that they are going to send the scalawags doon sa Mindanao. Sabi ko, ‘Hindi, we need the best people to come here. We need the good people to come here and fight this war’,” GMA News quoted him as saying.

[Personally, there was a time when I was the commander there in Davao, and I heard that they are going to send the scalawags to Mindanao. I said, ‘No, we need the best people to come here. We need the good people to come here and fight this war’.]

Tandog and Enriquez were re-assigned to the ravaged city after being recorded assaulting curfew violators in Mandaluyong with a night stick.

However, Lorenzana said the presence of ‘problematic people’ will only add another burden to their commanders.

“We do not need ‘yung patapon dito. Kasi anong gagawin nito? ‘Yung mga tao na ‘yun ayaw pumunta dito, napilitan lang. We need some good people, volunteers to come here to help in the problem. Now, if you [send] people here who are problematic, bibigyan lang natin ng problema ‘yung mga commanders dito,” he said.

[We do need not castoffs. What will they do here. Those are people who don’t want to come here, they’re just forces. We . We need some good people, volunteers to come here to help in the problem. Now, if you send people here who are problematic, we will just give their commanders problems.]

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