Press Release
April 8, 2018


Senator Sonny Angara welcomed the appointment of National Capital Region Police Office head Director Oscar Albayalde as the next chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

According to Angara, Albayalde's appointment offers an opportunity to further improve the image of the PNP, especially when it comes to upholding human rights.

"I wish incoming PNP Director General Oscar Albayalde good luck and I hope he will lead a police force that has high regard and respect for human rights," Angara said.

Angara said he expects the PNP under Albayalde's watch to "fulfill its mandate of enforcing the law, preventing and controlling crimes, maintaining peace and order, and ensuring public safety and internal security with human rights in mind."

"Albayalde's leadership should give higher priority to the promotion and protection of human rights," he added.

Angara also asked the Albayalde to address extrajudicial killings that are linked to the government's war on drugs.

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