Press Release
October 14, 2019

*Akbayan Senator Risa Hontiveros on PNP chief Albayalde's decision to step down from his post

I welcome the decision of General Oscar Albayalde, my mistah, to relinquish his post as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP). Given the gravity of accusations, which have further demoralized an already misdirected police force, his decision to step down was appropriate.

However, This is not closure. Ang desisyon ni General Albayalde na magbitiw sa kanyang pwesto ay hindi nangangahulugan na tapos na ang isyu ukol sa mga "ninja cops" at iba pang tiwaling pulis na sangkot sa pagbebenta ng droga at katiwalian.

Rather, this is an important development in the people's quest for truth, justice and accountability. May this aid us all in our collective effort to continue to ferret out the truth, hold all responsible accountable and redeem the tarnished image and reputation of our police force.

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