PNP asks generals to explain alleged meet with Roxas' camp

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) — Four high-ranking police officials have some explaining to do after reports came out that they met with a staff member of the Liberal Party (LP) over the weekend.

This developed after the Philippine National Police (PNP) on Tuesday (April 5) gave Director Generoso Cerbo, Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz, Chief Supt.  Ranier Idio  and Chief Supt. Ronald Santos until Thursday (April 7) to explain their side over allegations that they met with a personnel of LP standard-bearer Manuel "Mar" Roxas II at a hotel in Araneta Center, Saturday (April 2).

The four police generals belong to the Philippine Military Academy class of 1984, from which Roxas is an adopted member.

Reportedly also seen in the area was retired PNP Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo, who claimed that he was campaigning for the Roxas-Robredo  tandem.

The supposed meeting was held at a function hall right across a room where a group of journalists were having a training.

Roxas' executive assistant, Thea Faith Reyes, and another Team Daang Matuwid staff were also seen in the room.

According to PNP spokesman Chief Supt. Wilben Mayor, as a policy, active police officers are barred from participating, directly or indirectly, in partisan politics or so-called electioneering.

But Mayor refused to answer if what happened at the hotel could be considered as electioneering since what they had so far were purely allegations.

He said the PNP was still waiting for the responses of the generals and from there, the police leadership would decide if the alleged incident merited a formal investigation.

Roxas' camp had yet to answer queries about the incident.

CNN Philippines' Gerg Cahiles contributed to this report.