MPD chief wants a law to penalize school execs allowing NPA recruitment

MPD chief wants a law to penalize school execs allowing NPA recruitment

A solution is needed, and this police officer gave logical one.

Manila Police District (MPD) director Brig. Gen. Vicente Danao, who was invited in the Senate gave a suggestion to the senators that there is a need to draft a new law that will punish or penalize school administrators who will be found “tolerating” the New People’s Army’s (NPA) recruitment of their students.

Danao explains that this loophole is now being used by the NPA in their recruitment activities in schools, if there would be a law that can penalize the school administrators be it administratively or criminally these will really help in the lessening if not eradication of recruitment activities among students by leftist groups.

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“We know for a fact that there are some school administrators who are tolerating [recruitment] in one way or another and wala po tayong batas administratively and criminally penalizing these people even if the occurrence of such recruitment is happening right before their eyes,” Danao said.

“If I may suggest, there should be a law that should be crafted penalizing these people, criminally and administratively,” he added.

Danao also suggested the amendment of the penalties for inducing a minor to abandon his home — or violation of the Article 271 of the Revised Penal Code —  be stiffer. Currently such a violation only carries a payment of a penalty amounting to Php 800 only.

“If we can recommend to amend that law, or that specific provision, para po magkaroon ng stiffer penalty. P800 lang ‘yung penalty kapag nag-induce ka ng minor para gumawa nitong mga bagay nito,” he said.

“Kaya napakatapang ng mga ito [NPA] na magkaroon ng recruitment kasi kahit i-induce mo, they are only paying P800,” Danao added.

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