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Apektado kay Cardo! PNP chief cries foul over ‘Ang Probinsyano’s’ portrayal of cops

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Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde believes the hit ABS-CBN television series “Ang Probinsyano” puts policemen in a bad light even though it’s a fictional show.

Albayalde told reporters on Wednesday (November 14) that it was “unfair” for the series to depict the police chief as an evil man who plotted to assasinate the president.

“Hindi naman fair sa PNP ‘yung mga ganyang portrayal,” he said. “Parang ‘yung the chief PNP himself is a villain — hindi naman po siguro kailanman nangyari sa amin.”

Albayalde said it was “very disturbing” for the show, topbilled by actor Coco Martin, to portray the police as people who take the law into their own hands.

“We are a nation of laws, not of men,” he said.

In response to Albayalde’s statement, ABS-CBN said there’s a disclaimer at the beginning of “Ang Probinsyano’s” episodes stating that all characters, places, and incidents in the program are “purely fictitious.”

The network also noted that Martin’s character, Cardo, has been portrayed as a good policeman who wants to serve others.

“There is no intention to smear the reputation of any organization or portray any person in a negative light,” ABS-CBN said.