Only policemen with investigative skills will be allowed to receive police blotters, the Philippine National Police (PNP) announced February 5. This means cops who belong to other desks – administrative, intelligence, logistics, finance, comptroller, police community relations – will no longer be allowed receive complaints from citizens that will be turned into a police blotter. The change came after the PNP sacked 5 members of a police district over lapses they committed when they received a “rape complaint” by model Deniece Cornejo against top comedian Vhong Navarro. The scandal has spawned criticism of how the policemen handled the mater during the first hours after it was reported. Beaten black and blue when brought to the police district, Navarro claims he was set up by Cornejo and her friends.
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