The Philippine National Police (PNP) has denied rumors that PNP Chief PGen. Oscar Albayalde has resigned from his post amid the ‘ninja cops’ controversy.
In a statement, PNP Spokesperson Brig. Gen. Bernard Banac dispels the resignation rumor circulating in social media.
He also reiterated Albayalde’s previous statement that the PNP Chief will leave his fate to the decision of the President and that he is ready to turn-over his post to anyone selected by the President to lead the PNP.
Albayalde has also questioned the timing of the attacks against him, citing his alleged involvement in the anomaly during the drug raid in Pampanga in 2013.
He said that all the statements remain as allegations, insinuations, and unsubstantiated.
“Until now, despite the Senate hearings conducted, no hard evidence was ever presented showing that I was involved in that drug raid in Pampanga in 2013,” he said.
The PNP Chief also belied the statement of retired general Rudy Lacadin, who was then the deputy of General Magalong in CIDG.
Lacadin revealed that Albayalde admitted to him that he personally gained from the 2013 drug raid.
However, Albayalde vehemently denied calling then Colonel Lacadin about the investigation into the Pampanga drug raid.
“All those police officials ganging up on me have ill motives against me and obviously all worked with the previous administration,” Albayalde added.—AAC (with reports from April Cenedoza)