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Aug 12 2019

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Director General Ronald dela Rosa, the outgoing chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has endorsed his classmate, Metro Manila top cop Director Oscar Albayalde, as his successor to President Duterte.

Why Bato endorsed Albayalde as next PNP chief

By Aaron Recuenco

Director General Ronald dela Rosa, the outgoing chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP), has endorsed his classmate, Metro Manila top cop Director Oscar Albayalde, as his successor to President Duterte.

PNP chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa (MANILA BULLETIN FILE PHOTO)

No less than Albayalde, whom President Duterte announced yesterday to take over the helm of the national police force, has confirmed that dela Rosa’s build up on him has played a key role in the Chief Executive’s decision.

“I would like to thank him for his support. He may have not known how helpful his endorsement of me to the President so I want to thank him from the bottom of my heart,” said Albayalde.

Both dela Rosa and Albayalde are members of the Philippine Military Academy Class 1986.

“I would like also to thank him (dela Rosa) for the trust he had given me. I will not betray his trust and confidence,” said Albayalde.

Albayalde has also expressed gratitude to President Duterte for considering him to be the next chief of the 185,000-strong national police force.

“It is very much elating. I thank God first and the President for giving trust and confidence in me. I will not betray them, that’s what I could promise to them,” said Albayalde.

Albayalde, who is currently the chief of the National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO), said that he will continue to work with the President’s projects and programs for peace and order in the country.


Dela Rosa, who is a trusted man of President Duterte, has always referred to Albayalde as a bright boy in several conversations and speeches.

And a bright boy he is as he graduated cum laude at the PMA and the 7th of the ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986.

During the graduation, he had received a lot of academic distinctions than anyone in his class. This, as he was included in the Dean’s, Academics and Superintendent’s list.

A native of San Fernando, Pampanga, Albayalde started as a member of the elite force of the defunct Philippine Constabulary. He was the provincial director of Pampanga and then the executive officer of the Directorate for Plans when he was named NCRPO chief.


Albayalde grabbed the media and social media spotlight during the preparations and entire duration of the ASEAN Summit in the country last year.

He continueD to make news for engaging in a sacking spree of policemen and even police officials in Metro Manila for alleged wrongdoings—among the casualties are the entire police force of Caloocan City numbering to more than 1,000 and the almost ‘scalawag’ 400 policemen in Metro Manila wherein most of them are sent to Basilan.

Recently, he relieved the Caloocan City police commander and a station commander of Manila Police District for unresolved shooting; and the station commander of Kamuning Police Station in Quezon City for having dirty police stations.

Asked in past interviews of the sacking spree, Albayalde said he wanted to instill discipline among his men and make sure that all of the policemen would pay back the big salary increase approved by President Duterte through quality service.

A lot of policemen in Metro Manila were also sacked and administratively charged after he caught them sleeping while on duty during his surprise inspections even during wee hours of the morning.

He usually ride his big bike in the conduct of inspections.


The PNP welcomed yesterday the appointment of Albayalde as the next PNP chief.

“The 185,000 strong PNP uniformed and non uniformed personnel will give its full support to his leadership,” said PNP spokesman Chief Supt. John Bulalacao.

“His proven track-record of service assures us that the policies of the government relative to public order and safety will be sustained,” he added.

It is not clear when Albayalde would assume as national police’s top cop but the term extension of dela Rosa is on April 21. Dela Rosa was supposed to retire last January 21.

Albayalde is set to serve as PNP chief for more than one year as he would reach the mandatory retirement age of 56 in November next year.


The name of Albayalde was not on the list of contenders when rumors of dela Rosa successor has been circulating since early last year.

Among the top contenders are Deputy Director General Ramon Apolinario, the current number two man of the PNP being the deputy chief for Operations; Director Rene Aspera and Director Camilo Cascolan.

Albayalde’s name has started to crop up following the successful ASEAN Summit and the aggressive anti-drugs campaign in Metro Manila, as well as his campaign against scalawag cops.

Since the campaign against illegal drugs was launched in 2016, the NCRPO has been consistently on the top two list of performers on PNP records along with Central Luzon then headed by Aaron Aquino, now the head of the Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency (PDEA).


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