From tough cop to ‘coddler’: Oscar Albayalde’s fall from grace
Oscar Albayalde was appointed on the basis of the President’s perception.
It was in April 2018. President Rodrigo Duterte’s most trusted cop, Ronald dela Rosa, was stepping down and he had to choose a police chief, fast. They were in the middle of a “war” to expunge drugs, crime, and corruption, and he needed a worthy successor to lead the 190,000-strong police force.