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Duterte on Albayalde’s replacement: ‘I have to consult everybody’

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte has yet to select who would replace General Oscar Albayalde as chief of the Philippine National Police (PNP).

Albayalde is set to retire on November 8.

“Not yet. ‘Yan ang mahirap. We have to — they call it vet. I have to consult everybody. Maya-maya madapa na naman tapos ako ang magkaroon ng problema,” said Duterte in a speech delivered in Davao.

Despite Albayalde’s alleged involvement in “ninja cops” issue, the Chief Executive said he continues to trust the police chief.

“Well, that he is still there. Otherwise, I would have you know just — I would have told him to just go out. Wala pa naman. Just give me a proof kasi abogado ako eh,” said Duterte.

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