Former Philippine national police chief Oscar Albayalde and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a police event in Manila. Photo: AFP
Former Philippine national police chief Oscar Albayalde and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a police event in Manila. Photo: AFP

Philippines police chief lost moral standing over ‘ninja cops’ scandal: critics

  • General Oscar Albayalde’s decision to go on leave ahead of his retirement was a soft exit, his critics said, given his alleged involvement in a case where policemen sold drugs they had confiscated
  • Albayalde is the second official appointed by President Rodrigo Duterte to have left their post amid scandal in recent months

Former Philippine national police chief Oscar Albayalde and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a police event in Manila. Photo: AFP
Former Philippine national police chief Oscar Albayalde and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte during a police event in Manila. Photo: AFP
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