Two retired generals of the Armed Forces of the Philippines and the Philippine National Police yesterday said they are in favor lifestyle checks on top officials of these government organizations to erase doubts of corruptions.
Retired Police Director Lucas Managelod, who is now the Vice Chairman of the Public Safety Savings and Loan Association Inc., said lifestyle checks are essential to find out if the members of the AFP and PNP are living within their means.
During the visit of Anti-Crime crusader Teresita Ang-See to Bacolod City two weeks ago, she said that PNP and AFP officials should be subjected to lifestyle checks amidst the issues of corruption.
Managelod, however, stressed that the AFP and PNP should not be singled out. Other government agencies should also be subjected to lifestyle checks, he said.
Managelod also said he did not know of any corruption issue when he was with the PNP, but investigations are welcomed if any cases exist.
Retired Brig. Gen. Thomas Manlongat, who served as Regional Army Chief of Cagayan Valley in 1986, said lifestyle checks on the AFP and PNP is a welcome move, as ong as their privacy is not involved.
Manlongat also said that the Senate and the lower house should continue their investigation on the alleged corruption in the AFP so those who are not guilty can be vindicated.
Managelod and Manlongat were among the guests of honor yesterday during the inauguration of the PSSLAI building at the Bacolod City Police Office headquarters.*APN