(Eagle News)–The Alliance of Concerned Teachers on Monday, Jan. 28, filed charges against Philippine National Police chief Director General Oscar Albayalde, Interior Secretary Eduardo Año and several others over their alleged profiling of the group’s members.
Año, Albayalde and others face charges for electioneering, and for alleged violations of the Data Privacy Act, the Code of Conduct for Public Officials, and the Magna Carta for Public School Teachers.
Administrative charges for oppression, misconduct, and conduct prejudicial to the best interest of the service were also filed against them before the Ombudsman.
The charges stem from what ACT said was the police’s and the military’s illegal gathering of intelligence information of its members.
Año has argued the information gathering was merely part of police work.