MANILA, Philippines – Senator Bong Go has on Friday, 11 October 2019, debunked social media reports Philippine National Police chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde has already been replaced.
“Hindi basta- basta aalisin si Albayalde ng walang ebidensya,” the former Special Assistant to the President and now Senator of the 18th Congress Friday stressed as he visited a temporary shelter by fire victims in Sta.Ana, Maynila.
Gen. Albayalde is set to retire on November 8, 2019. Turnover ceremonies however, are set by October 28, as the President is scheduled to lead it before he goes on a foreign trip.
Go added that if ever Albayalde is indeed culpable and guilty on the accusations heaped on him, the embattled PNP chief should “face the music” but if not, it would be best for everyone to stamp out the issue once and for all.
According to Go, it is the whole gamut of the PNP which suffers the brunt of the ongoing senate investigations on the alleged reselling of illegal drugs shabu by unscrupulous policemen in Pampanga before.
“Nakakaawa ang kapulisan dahil ang nangyayaring kontrobersya ngayon ay nakakababa sa moral ng PNP,” Go said.
The senator from Davao also added President Rodrigo Duterte has ever since been very supportive of the PNP as such the senate hearings must end and punish the real culprits.
“Lahat ng involve, lahat ng nakinabang, dapat panagot,” Go said.
When asked as to who might Albayalde’s replacement be, the lawmaker said that it is up to the President to decide even as he did not accordingly suggest any name.
“Basta kailangan ang tiwala, may kumpiyansa, makakapag-unite at makakapagpatuloy sa internal cleansing sa PNP,” Go said before adding the next PNP chief must have balls to go after undesirables, scalawags and the strong desire to stamp out so-called “Ninja Cops” for good.
Go also stressed that he believes good cops abound who are truly dedicated to do their job right but there also some who are not contented with their salaries as they are wont to earning millions illegally.
It was gathered that there are at least three generals who are on Malacanang’s short list that will replace Albayalde and that includes National Capital Region Office chief Police Major General Guillermo Eleazar. (with reports from BC/IAmigo/CNS)