(L-R) TV host, Daniel Razon and PNP Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde during the taping of the talkshow Get it Straight with Daniel Razon.
QUEZON CITY, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Director General Oscar Albayalde confirmed Wednesday that they have already identified cops spreading negative comments against him on Facebook.
In today’s episode of the program “Get It Straight with Daniel Razon,” Albayalde said he ordered the PNP’s Directorate for Information and Communications Technology Management (DICTM) to summon his so-called “online bashers” to his office on Monday, May 7.
Albayalde was referring to policemen who have been “bad-mouthing” him on social media, particularly through the FB account “BuhayLespu.” The PNP chief said most of them are rookie cops or in the ranks of police officer 1 (PO1.)
During the interview, Albayalde stressed that the social media is not the proper forum for policemen to express their grievances especially against their superiors and the institution.
“We don’t want this kind of attitude sa aming hanay…They can always express iyong ano pero sa tamang pamamaraan. Hindi iyong parang tinataga mo ang komander mo patalikod, napakahirap noon. Kung kasama mo ang isang pulis lalo na sa isang engkwentro sa isang delikadong…baka siya pa ang bumaril sa iyo. Ito iyong sinasabi nilang delikado na kasama,” Albayalde explained.
(We don’t want this kind of attitude in our ranks…They can always express themselves but in the proper forum. You do not stab your commander in the back. If you’re with a police during a risky encounter…he might shoot you himself. This is what they call a dangerous company.)
Albayalde reminded his critics that as uniformed personnel, they are required to obey the rules of the organization.
“I don’t demand loyalty ng mga police natin sa akin (from the police) but I want exact obedience. Siempre ang loyalty is relative, nasa tao yan (Of course, loyalty is relative. It depends on the person). But when you are in the uniform service, kailangan mong sumunod duon sa batas na mayroon kami (you have to follow the rules). Kung di ka makasunod duon (If you can’t comply with the rules), then you are always free to go out,” the PNP Chief concluded.
The PNP Chief said the concerned cops might face charges for insubordination that could lead to eventual dismissal from service. — Marje Pelayo | UNTV News & Rescue