Incoming PNP chief Albayalde vows to weed out scalawags in uniform

  • Incoming PNP Chief Albayalde said he will expedite pending cases against police officers
  • Albayalde said he would focus on instilling discipline and demanding accountability of the police force
  • He vowed to continue the PNP’s campaign against illegal drugs

The internal cleansing in the Philippine National Police (PNP) will continue, incoming PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde said as he vowed to expedite pending cases against police officers.

“I will all expedite this,” Albayalde said.

“Remember ‘yung mga ninja cops na dinala sa iba’t ibang lugar sa Mindanao. So ganyan din. I think medyo bibilisan nga natin ‘yung mga administrative cases para mabigyan din naman ng due process. This is part of the due process naman na para sa mga accused din,” he added.

[Remember the ninja cops sent to different places in Mindanao? We’ll do the same. I think we have to expedite the pending administrative cases to give the accused due process]

As mentioned in the GMA News story dated April 12, 2018, Albayalde said that as the head of the National Capital Region Police Office, he had already dismissed 279 police officers, demoted 99, suspended 825, and reassigned 365 outside the NCR since July 1 last year.

Albayalde, known for being strict, said that under his leadership, he would focus on instilling discipline and demanding accountability of the police force.  He also said that the campaign against illegal drugs will continue.

“Continuity is of utmost importance for what has already been done and what is being done by the PNP — our campaign against illegal drugs, Oplan Double Barrel, Oplan Tokhang. All these will continue because we have all seen their effect on our peace and order, not only in the National Capital Region but the entire country,” he said.