PNP Chief Albayalde to summon ‘police bashers’ on Monday

Marje Pelayo   •   May 2, 2018   •   3497

(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

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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