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Duterte wants next top cop capable of killing drug lords

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By Prince Golez

President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday said he wanted his next Philippine National Police chief to assure him that all drug lords will be killed in the government’s illegal drug campaign.

Since former chief, General Oscar Albayalde bowed out of the service in October, Duterte has yet to choose the country’s next top cop.

“Hirap ako sa pulis. mahal ko ang mga pulis ko. Pero hirap ako sa mga opisyal,” the President said on GMA morning show “Unang Hirit.”

Three contenders are being eyed for the promotion: Officer-in-Charge PLTGen Archie Gamboa, chief of Directorial Staff PMGen Guillermo Eleazar and Deputy Chief for Operations PLtGen Camilo Pancratius Cascolan.

“They are all good. I want a better deal. It is not enough that you recommend to me. Kung sabihin mo, ‘Sir, pag ako ang pinili mo, patay lahat ng drug lords, pata lahat ng…’ ‘Ok, ikaw’. If you cant give me that guarantee, e ayaw na,” Duterte said.

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