Albayalde turns tables on Magalong, bares ‘little favor’ request
MANILA, Philippines – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Gen. Oscar Albayalde on Wednesday disclosed that Baguio City Mayor and former Assistant Director for Operations of the PNP- Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Benjamin Magalong asked for a “little favor” from him sometime from 2006 to 2010.
Albayalde said Magalong was on floating status during that period.
“There was one time, I was under him in a few months in the CIDG… also when he was the assistant director for operations… One time he called me for a little favor, during this time, he asked a favor from me,” Albayalde told ABS-CBN News Channel.
Magalong, in Tuesday’s Senate hearing on police officers involved in the illegal drug trade, linked Albayalde to irregularities in a major drug raid in Pampanga in 2013.
Asked what type of favor did Magalong requested, Albayalde said: “You can ask him personally about that.”
“You can ask him that, of course, I obeyed, I was underclass, it was the call I favorably agreed on the call,” he said.
INQUIRER.net is still trying to get Magalong’s side. He has yet to reply as of posting time. /gsg
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