Amid numerous controversies plaguing the Philippine National Police these past few days, the last thing they need is another stain on their reputation.
And yet, the Philippines' finest can't seem to stop supplying the media with ammunition.
CCTV footage taken on January 27, 2017 show a policeman in Iloilo sexually assaulting a female inmate.
The accused, PO3 Miguel Jancilan of Mandurriao Police in Iloilo City, allegedly forced a female prisoner to perform oral s*x on him while she was behind bars.
His alibi was that he was just picking up his Statement of Assets, Liabilities, and Net Worth (SALN) documents in the office, curiously at 1 AM.
The viral video shows Jancilan kicking the cell bars to wake up the victim. Although the actual act was obscured, the cop appeared to be talking to the inmate and ordered her to do something. He continued to stand outside with his lower body unusually close to the prison bars.
The unsavory act lasted for about 12 minutes.
If proven guilty, Jancilan may serve jail time for rape and other charges.
RMN Network Iloilo's reported this on their Facebook Account:
"EXCLUSIVE CCTV FOOTAGE SANG MANDURRIAO PNP MAY KAANGTANAN SA ALEGASYON BATOK KAY PO3 MIGUEL JANCILAN NGA KUNO NANG HURIKAP SANG DUGHAN SANG BABAYE NGA PRESO.
Indi maklaro sa video kun gin hurikap gid man sang pulis ang dughan sang babaye nga preso.
Nahibalu.an nagpadulong sa police station para mag kwa sang SALN ang pulis pasado ala una sang kaagahon sang tinalikdan nga January 28, 2017."
This follows another similar incident that also happened in Iloilo, wherein a cop was arrested for sexually abusing a 15-year-old house maid. The Women and Children's Protection Desk reported that the crime was committed on January 22 during the Dinagyang Festival.
What do you think should the PNP do to cleanse its ranks of these kinds of morally corrupt policemen? Let us know in the comments section!