The PNP moves its senior officials around after a rebuke from the commander-in-chief. Here are the stories making the headlines on ANC today:
A rebuke, then a reshuffle
The leadership of the Philippine National Police (PNP) has implemented a major reshuffle of officers in key positions. The reshuffle was carried out after a rebuke from no less than President Duterte in the wake of the “ninja cops” controversy. Will this be enough to shore up the reputation of the national police force?
Speaking of cops who recycle drugs, Senate Blue Ribbon chair Sen. Dick Gordon will be guest on Headstart. Gordon will talk about the “ninja cops” controversy and the involvement of former PNP Chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde. It was the senator who led the Senate hearings into the issue. In the committee’s report, Albayalde was found liable, with the lawmakers recommending charges to be filed against him.
Tributes are pouring in for former Sen. Aquilino “Nene” Pimentel after he passed away Sunday morning. ANC will be covering the wake for lawmaker known for his advocacy of human rights, democracy and federalism.
Hong Kong mayhem
The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) clarified it has not ordered a mandatory repatriation or a deployment ban to Hong Kong. Rumors had been circulating the DOLE would take drastic actions as protest actions continue in Hong Kong.
On October 16, the wake of Miguel Barretto was marred by reports of a public scuffle involving his three daughters. ANCX traces the incidents that led to their most recent altercation, witnessed no less by President Duterte.