NCRPO to sack Caloocan cops who will fail retraining

UNTV News   •   September 20, 2017   •   3831

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MANILA, Philippines — The National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) will soon begin its retraining of more than 1,000 Caloocan policemen.

NCRPO Chief Oscar Albayalde said this is part of their effort to discipline the policemen.

He assured to remove from position those who will fail the training.

“They will be charged administratively if they will fail, if they will not go to the training or evade the training,” Albayalde said.

The training will no longer focus on skills training because Albayalde believes it is discipline that needs to be re-instilled among the cops.

“Basically it’s the discipline, that is the problem.  It’s the attitude. That is why even if they  have already been trained, they need to have a refresher, reorientation, ethics formation, values formation all of these,” Albayalde said.

Albayalde clarified that not all relieved policemen are erring cops. He adds that majority of the cops are still considered good.

However, they need to relieve the entire Caloocan Police team as they form a single unit that needs cooperation

“When you work with the PNP you are in a organization, that’s what it means, so whether you are not involved, you are still a part of it because you are in an organization, not individual,” Albayalde added.

After the training, the relieved policemen will be reassigned to different places while the NCRPO will fill in vacant posts with cops from other units.

They will undergo background checks before they will be assigned to Caloocan Police Station. – Mon Jocson | UNTV News & Rescue

Albayalde on Lacadin’s allegations: He will have his day in court

Aileen Cerrudo   •   October 10, 2019

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief General, Oscar Albayalde, gestures as he testifies during a Senate investigation in Pasay City, Philippines, 01 October 2019. EPA-EFE/STR

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar Albayalde has denied claims made by Retired General Rudy Lacadin that he benefited from the controversial drug raid operation in Pampanga in 2013.

During the Senate hearing on Wednesday (October 9), Lacadin revealed that Albayalde called him to admit that he personally gained from the 2013 operation.

“Sabi niya [Albayalde] — I don’t know if he [Albayalde] was joking — ‘Actually, sir, konti lang naman napunta sa akin diyan’,” according to Lacadin.

However, Albayalde denied Lacadin’s claim and reiterated that Lacadin was “never a friend”.

“Lacadin has a lot of explaining to do and he will have his day in court,” he said.—AAC (with reports from April Cenedoza)

PNP Chief warns police chiefs protecting jueteng operations

Aileen Cerrudo   •   July 30, 2019

PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde

Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde has warned local police chiefs who are protecting jueteng operations in their area.

This was after the PNP said there will be a possible resurgence of jueteng after President Rodrigo Duterte has ordered the closure of gaming outlets under the Philippine Charity Sweepstakes Office (PCSO).

READ: PNP sees proliferation of jueteng after lotto, STL closure

Albayalde has already called on police regional offices to monitor anomalies in their area.

“Mayroon naman tayong standing directive na tinatawag na one-strike policy kapag nahulihan sila then mananagot iyong different police station commanders sa atin, (We have a standing directive called ‘one-strike policy’. If they are caught [protecting jueteng operations] our police station commanders will be liable for that) he said.—AAC (with reports from Lea Ylagan)

PNP to replace CITF with IMEG to monitor corrupt cops

Aileen Cerrudo   •   June 14, 2019

The Philippine National Police (PNP) will create a new task force to replace the Counter-Intelligence Task Force (CITF) in order to pin down corrupt cops.

The PNP has launched the Integrity Monitoring and Enforcement Group (IMEG) as part of the plan to strengthen their campaign against corrupt policemen.

PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde said the new task force will focus on all erring policemen including those involved in illegal drugs.

“It will be as relentless as the first day that we launched our campaign against illegal drugs, hindi magbabago iyan. Walang aabuso na pulis, hindi lang pang aabuso, pati iyong mga mai-involve sa korapsyon, (That will not change. No cop will abuse [their authority], this also include cops involved in corruption),” he said.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año said they are serious in cleansing the whole police ranks.

“We upgraded the CITF into a group so meaning to say more resources, more people, and more authority, because we are serious in cleansing the ranks of the policemen,” he said.

The IMEG, according to Albayalde will still be headed by PCol. Romeo Caramat. It will also need new equipment and personnel for a more comprehensive cleansing.(with reports from Lea Ylagan)

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