Albayalde: Nothing new in campaign vs ‘tambays’
THE recent Philippine National Police (PNP) directive to be strict against “tambays” or bystanders on the streets at night is not a change of policy but just a prompt enforcement of existing laws, according to PNP chief Dir. Gen. Oscar Albayalde.
“Wala naman pong bago sa sinasabi ng ating pangulo na hulihin (bystanders) dahil no’ng ako ay regional director ng NCR talagang hinuhuli na natin ‘yan,” Albayalde said in an interview with DZBB on Saturday.
(There is nothing new with the president orders to apprehend bystanders, because when I was the regional director of the National Capital Region, we already apprehend them.)
Albayalde’s remarks was in relation to the criticism that President Rodrigo Duterte got after issuing a directive against people who continue to loiter the streets, or idle their time away, even at night.
Several lawmakers said that the President’s order strikes a similarity to the situation when former President Ferdinand Marcos declared martial law in the entire country in September 1972.
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