The National Police Commission
SECTION 69. Declaration of Policy.—(1) The State shall establish and maintain one police force which shall be national in scope and civilian in character, to be administered and controlled by a national police commission and shall provide, by law, the authority of local executives over the police units in their jurisdiction.
(2) The maintenance of peace and order, the protection of life, liberty, and property, and the promotion of the general welfare are essential for the enjoyment by all the people of the blessings of democracy.
SECTION 70. The National Police Commission.—Unless otherwise provided by law, the National Police Commission shall be under the control and supervision of the Office of the President and shall continue to operate in accordance with its present organizational structure and perform the functions and duties assigned to it by law.
SECTION 71. Powers and Functions.—As provided by law, the Commission shall exercise the following functions:
(1) Investigate, decide, and review administrative cases against members of the Integrated National Police;
(2) Adjudicate death and permanent disability benefit claims of members of the Integrated National Police;
(3) Administer appropriate examinations for the police, fire and jail services;
(4) Attest appointments of members of the Integrated National Police;
(5) Inspect and audit the performance of the Integrated National Police;
(6) Prepare a National Crime Prevention Program and coordinate its implementation upon approval by the President; and
(7) Perform other duties provided by law or assigned by higher authorities.