TWO days before he officially assumes his new post as chief of the Philippine National Police, soon-to-be Police Director General Oscar D. Albayalde yesterday bade farewell to officers and men of the National Capital Region Police Office and encouraged them to continue to be the ‘show window’ of the 190,000-strong police force when it comes to discipline and accomplishments.
The 54-year-old police general expressed his gratitude to Team NCRPO as he acknowledged that almost half of the accomplishments of the PNP came from the Metro Manila police force, the very same reason why he is well replacing his classmate from Philippine Military Academy ‘Sinagtala’ Class of 1986, Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ M. dela Rosa this coming Thursday.
Albayalde also expressed his appreciation to the Command Group and other key personnel of the NCRPO for handling very well all challenges that Team NCRPO had underwent since he became their Regional Director on July 1, 2016.
Likewise, he encouraged them to maintain the camaraderie as Team NCRPO and continue to be the show window of the PNP.
In his message, Albayalde committed to continue the vaunted NCRPO internal cleansing program as well as its effort to professionalize all police officers when he is already the PNP chief.
He also stressed the significance of the Police Officer’s Pledge and he encouraged them to live by it. Albayalde said that what he has done in imposing strict discipline to his men was not aimed at humiliating them but rather, it was his way of stripping the bad attitudes and attributes of a police officer.