Albayalde elated over appointment as next PNP chief

MANILANational Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Director Oscar Albayalde on Thursday thanked President Rodrigo R. Duterte for naming him as the next chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Siyempre (I am) very much elated, I'm overwhelmed at thankful sa Presidente at kay (to the President and to the) Chief PNP (Ronald dela Rosa) for giving me trust and confidence. Rest assured that I will not betray their trust and confidence na ibinigay nila sa akin(which they gave me), yan ang maipapangako ko sa kanila (that is what I can promise them), Albayalde said.

Albayalde also said thanked the outgoing PNP chief for endorsing him as his replacement.

I would like to thank him (dela Rosa) sa kanyang (for his) support. Hindi niya alam na malaking bagay yung page-endorse niya sa akin sa ating Presidente (He is not aware that his endorsement to the President is something big), so I want to thank him from the bottom of my heartbeat, he added.

Dela Rosa was set to retire in January but his term was extended by the President.

I will continue to work with the President, support his advocacy especially yung pagbabago na gusto ng Presidente, yun ang pinapangako ko (especially the changes that the President wants, that is what I promise) Albayalde told reporters.

Albayalde, 54, is a member of the Philippine Military Academy Class of Sinagtala 1986.

For his part, PNP spokesman Chief Supt. John Bulalacao said the PNP will fully support the country's next top cop.

The PNP welcomes the appointment of P/Dir. Oscar ALbayalde as incoming CPNP, as announced by the President in his speech during the awarding of Gawad Saka 2017. The 190,0000 strong PNP uniformed and non uniformed personnel will give its full support to his leadership. His proven track record of service assures that the policies of the government relative to public order and safety will be sustained, Bulalacao said in a statement.

Source: Philippine News Agency