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Magalong denies asking favor from Albayalde: Ba’t ako tatawag sa kanya?

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Retired police general Benjamin Magalong Jr. denied Wednesday (October 2) that he asked a favor from Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Police General Oscar Albayalde years ago.

“I cannot recall any incident… Bakit ako tatawag sa kanya?” Magalong told ANC.

Earlier in the day, Albayalde claimed that Magalong called him up sometime between 2006 and 2010 to ask for a favor.

“One time he called for a little favor and now he is saying that a call is a bad thing,” the PNP chief said.

Albayalde said he “obeyed” Magalong’s request since he belonged to an underclass or lower batch than the retired general at the Philippine Military Academy (PMA).

Pressed for details of Magalong’s request, the PNP chief said it would be better if the retired general answered the question.

Albayalde, however, hinted that Magalong’s request had something to do with his status in the PNP.

“During that time, he was made to float… I don’t know who helped him to go back to the mainstream of the Philippine National Police,” he said.

Magalong has accused Albayalde of intervening to stop the dismissal of 13 policemen who were linked to the alleged anomalous conduct of an anti-drug operation in Pampanga in 2013.

Albayalde was the provincial police director in Pampanga at the time of the operation.

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