PNP Director General Albayalde arriving today Print
Thursday, 10 May 2018 13:32

By REMUS ONG

PNP Director Oscar Albayalde is expected to arrive in Zamboanga City today, according to an advisory sent by the Police Regional Office-9 (PRO-9).

This is Albayalde’s first visit to Zambaoanga City after being appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte as Chief of the Philippine National Police last April 13.

In the advisory, it said that Albayalde and his party will visit the PRO-9 office at Camp Col. Romeo Abendan in Barangay Mercedes in the morning.

The PNP Director General will have his “Commander’s Time with the Officers and Men of PRO-9”, the advisory stated.

Albayalde is expected to issue his guidance to PRO-9 Commander, Chief Supt. Billy Beltran, on the national government’s war against illegal drugs while also addressing security concerns in the region.

The new PNP Director General has become known for the strict discipline he imposes upon erring police personnel.

During his time as National Capital Region Police Chief, he was known to have visited police stations in the wee hours of the morning to check on the alertness of his men.

Last Monday, Albayalde assigned to Mindanao nine  (9) police personnel found to have been bashing him on social media.

Albayalde succeeded former PNP Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa who has visited Zamboanga City numerous times during his time as PNP Chief.  (Remus Ong)