Kiko Pangilinan expects Duterte to treat Albayalde like Faeldon, Lapeña: Ire-recycle lang a la ninja cop!
Senator Francis “Kiko” Pangilinan doesn’t seem too happy over Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde’s decision to relinquish his post amid the controversy over so called “ninja cops.”
In a statement Monday (October 13), Pangilinan noted that other former government officials who left their posts amid controversies, such as former Bureau of Corrections chief Nicanor Faeldon, Technical Education and Skills Development Authority chief Isidro Lapeña, former Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II, former Tourism Secretary Wanda Teo and former National Food Authority administrator Jason Aquino, were all let off the hook by the administration.
He slammed the government for supposedly treating government officials linked to illegal drugs and corruption with kid gloves, despite President Rodrigo Duterte’s tough stance against criminality.
“Unti-unti nang lumalabas ang katotohanan na habang araw-araw ang patayan ng mahihirap, araw-araw rin ang pagkonsinti ng administrasyong ito sa mga sangkot sa katiwalian, ‘ninja cops’, at pagpapalusot o pag-recycle ng iligal na droga. Kaya patuloy ang pang-aabuso sa pwesto: dahil hindi naman pinaparusahan ang malalaking taong nagkakasala. Actually, ni-re-recycle pa. Yung walang kalaban-laban lang ang kinakaya-kaya,” he said.
Of Albayalde, Pangilinan said: “He and all the rest should be charged for at the very least enriching themselves using their government office — regardless of their having resigned.”
Albayalde stepped down three weeks ahead of his mandatory retirement on November 8 amid allegations that he protected 13 policemen who were ordered dismissed for supposedly reselling illegal drugs seized from anti-drug operations in Pampanga in 2013.
He has denied committing any wrongdoing.