PNP chief raises concern over portrayal of police corruption in ‘Ang Probinsyano’

  • Page Views 652
  • In the hit teleserye “Ang Probinsyano,” starring by Coco Martin, Cardo’s view of the police force has been blighted by politics and corruption. Moreso in the current arc which saw its fictional police chief try and assassinate the president.
    But this negative portrayal has now raised concerns that the show might have damaged the reputation of real-life cops.

    On Wednesday, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told reporters that he wants to reassure the public that corruption within their ranks was not widespread.
    “Hindi naman fair sa PNP ‘yung mga ganyang portrayal,” he said. “Parang ‘yung the chief PNP himself is a villain — hindi naman po siguro kailanman nangyari sa amin.”
    “In reality, well, hindi puwedeng mangyari iyan.”
    He also called the unflattering light the PNP of “Ang Probinsyano” has found itself under as “very disturbing,” and reminded that taking justice into one’s own hands is against the law.
    “We are a nation of laws, not of men,” he insisted.

    ABS-CBN has responded to Albayalde’s concerns, assuring the PNP chief that they have placed proper disclaimers before every episode of the show, which is viewed by millions of Filipinos.
    The full statement can be read below:
    “‘FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano’ assures the Philippine National Police that the characters, places, and incidents in the program are purely fictitious as stated in the disclaimer aired at the start of the show every night. There is no intention to smear the reputation of any organization or portray any person in a negative light.

    “The program has also portrayed its main character, Cardo, as a hardworking police officer dedicated to saving lives and serving his fellowmen. As in the past years, ‘FPJAP’ has highlighted that good shall always triumph over evil and has shared valuable lessons and family values that have resonated with viewers.”(abs-cbn news)

    Share

    New Posts Recently publish post More

    • 20 May 2019
      1 day ago No comment

      Canada comments on recall of Philippine ambassador and consuls over garbage issue

      On May 16, the Philippine government announcement that it has recalled its ambassador and consuls in Canada after Canada missed the May 15 deadline to take back garbage shipped to the Philippines in 2013 and 2014 by an Ontario company. Global Affairs Canada today issued the following statement:   ...

    • 19 May 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      The 3rd annual Canada Day Drumming Celebration Challenges New World Record

      Vancouver, B.C. – With just two months to go until Canada Day, the organizing committee of the Canada Day Drumming Celebration is excited to announce that there will be ten (10) cities across five time zones participating this year. It includes Halifax, Toronto, Montreal, Winnipeg, Regina, Prince George, Kelowna, ...

    • 19 May 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      OFW remittances reach 3-month high in March

      MONEY sent home by overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) rose to a three-month high in March, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reported on Wednesday. Personal remittances — made up of OFWs’ net compensation; personal transfers, whether in cash or kind; and capital transfers between households — reached $2.796 billion ...

    • 19 May 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      Conglomerate still keen on MRT takeover

      Despite delays, Metro Pacific Investment Corp. (MPIC) is still keen on pursuing its P20-billion unsolicited proposal to take over the operation and maintenance of Metro Rail Transit line 3 (MRT-3) , according to its chairman Manuel Pangilinan. But MPIC cannot proceed until an ongoing arbitration case in Singapore is ...

    • 19 May 2019
      2 days ago No comment

      BSP: Banking system sustains growth story

      The Bangko Sentral ng PIlipinas said that, with the banking system at its core, the financial system “remains resilient amid evolving domestic and global environment.” “The Philippine banking system sustained its growth story, maintained its solid footing as evidenced by its satisfactory asset quality, ample liquidity and solvency, profitable ...

    %d bloggers like this: