Trillanes gets "zero" support from the PNP - PNP Chief Albayalde

Trillanes gets "zero" support from the PNP - PNP Chief Albayalde

The Philippine National Police remains apolitical government agency.

Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Oscar Albayalde told mediamen that the 190,000 strong police force is united in its stand not to express any support to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV amid the voiding of the amnesty granted to him.

“Wala. I have repeatedly said that zero sa amin ‘yan sa PNP. Wala tayong namo-monitor kahit na little support, in any way, dito kay Senator Trillanes (None. I have repeatedly said that he gets zero [support] from the PNP. We have not monitored even a little support, in any way, for Senator Trillanes),” Albayalde said.

PNP CHIEF DIR GEN. Oscar Albayalde (photo credit Manila Bulletin)
The PNP Chief was telling the media when rumors of faction within the PNP expressing support to Trillianes who is a former Navy officer in the Philippine Navy.

In the televised one on one interview with Chief Legal Counsel Salvador Panelo, President Rodrigo Roa Duterte called out the Armed Forces of the Philippines to the point of encouraging them to unseat him if they see the President is no longer fit to lead the nation.

“If the AFP thinks I am not competent, that I am not qualified to be sitting here, I discussed this with them in a command conference — bahala kayo (do whatever you want),” he said.

“You are free to do that. As a matter of fact, I am encouraging you to do that para tapos na (to end things),” Duterte added.

Albayalde clarifies that there is no need to do loyalty check within the PNP as they remain loyal to the following : the Constitution, the Filipino people, and the Duterte administration.

“Hindi na namin sila kailangan i-remind (We don’t need to remind them). We don’t even need to have a loyalty check in our ranks,” the PNP Chief  said.

The PNP Chief sees no wrong in expressing support to the Duterte administration, since the President has backed the PNP since he became the chief executive.

“We pledge support to the present administration. Wala naman tayong nakikitang masamang ginagawa, na labag sa konstitusyon. So bakit tayo kokontra? (We have not seen the administration doing something bad, they don’t violate the Constitution. So why should we oppose them?),” Albayalde said.

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