Senate eyes raps against top cop

SENATOR Richard Gordon yesterday hinted that the Senate Blue Ribbon committee will recommend the filing of charges against Philippine National Police chief General Oscar Albayalde over his alleged involvement in drug recycling and ninja cops.

Gordon said the committee’s report on ninja cops might include recommendations on the charges to be filed against the top cop.

“What charges? We don’t know yet,” the senator said.

Gordon, however, said that based on the testimonies and evidence gathered by the Senate panel, Albayalde may be criminally and administratively liable.

“It can be graft and corruption; at the very least, negligence. Pero pag-uusapan pa ‘yun ng Blue Ribbon committee,” he added.

The senator said the panel can establish a “very, very” strong case against the top cop.

“Another general came, Lacadin... We have the circumstantial connection that if you put together you can really build up a very, very strong case criminally and administratively,” Gordon said.

“I don’t care if you’re a retiree. If he is guilty even if he retires, puwede siyang habulin,” he further said.