Valencia City — “He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone” — John 8:7
After a series of Senate inquiry on the alleged “recycling” of confiscated shabu, PNP Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde is now in hot water of being dragged into the drug trading mess.
Albayalde might end up his retiring too soon as pressures on him get hotter by the day — on the allegation that he protected ‘Ninja Cops’ during his time as PNP provincial director in Pampanga.
But for one senator, Gen. Oscar Albayalde still has still the time to regain public trust before he officially steps down on November 8 – his retirement day.
Sen. Panfilo Lacson defended Albayalde saying that no one has come clean in public service.
Perhaps the former PNP Chief-turned- Senator has this biblical verse mind: He that is without sin among you, let him first cast the first stone.
Investigations are now underway by the Senate and Interior Secretary Eduardo Año before deciding on whether or not to fire Albayalde over his alleged involvement in the so-called ninja cops issue.
Asked to air his thoughts on allegations against Albayalde, President Duterte, now back from Russia said he would rather not “preempt” the investigation being conducted by the DILG chief.
Duterte expressed confidence that Año would be “in his proper equanimity” when he begins the investigation.
Meanwhile, Duterte has admitted that dismissing a top cop should be done “for a good reason” and with “enough proof.”
Albayalde has expressed hope that the allegations hurled against him would not affect Duterte’s trust and confidence in him or the campaign against illegal drugs. It would be up to the President to decide on his fate, he says.
That said, Albayalde is no exception to the rule. Like anyone of us, he is a sinner and sinners abound elsewhere and everywhere.