Robredo defers comment on Albayalde, allegations vs him

(Eagle News) — Vice President Leni Robredo has deferred commenting on former PNP Chief Oscar Albayalde and the allegations he intervened in the cases filed against several of his men over an irregular 2013 drug raid in Pampanga.

In an interview posted on her Facebook page on Sunday, Nov. 10, Robredo said although the Senate has already come out with its findings, she had yet to read the findings of the Philippine National Police and the Department of the Interior and Local Government, after all.

The joint Senate panel looking into the ninja cops issue said Albayalde was liable for malfeasance  when he supposedly intervened in the cases filed against Rodney Baloyo’s group.

The panel recommended the filing of charges against Albayalde for violation of Section 3 of Republic Act No. 3019 or the Anti-Graft and Corrupt Prac­tices Act.

The Criminal Investigation and Detection Group has amended its complaint against Baloyo and his group  for graft, qualified bribery, falsification of public documents, dereliction of duty, and violation of the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act to include Albayalde.

The Department of the Interior and Local Government, on the other hand, has already cleared the former PNP chief of any administrative liability.

“Pag kumpleto na ang datos, bubuo na ako ng opinyon,” Robredo said.

She said, however, that the government’s “response” and the “integrity of the process” were important.

Kahit abswelto pero hindi naniniwala ang tao sa integridad ng proseso, hindi maganda, Robredo said.