The suspension comes after a South Korean businessman was killed last week in a police headquarters by drug squad officers.
The Philippines on Monday suspended President Rodrigo Duterte's controversial war on drugs until a crackdown on police corruption is completed. Police chiefs have been ordered to temporarily dissolve anti-drug units.
The decision came after the murder of South Korean businessman Jee Ick-joo by drug squad officers on Sunday.
Duterte estimates 40 percent of the force were corrupt and as "lousy as drug lords."
TRT World's Nafisa Latic reports.