By Tara Yap
ILOILO CITY—With less than 10 days to go, Police General Oscar Albayalde of the Philippine National Police (PNP) urged cops not to complain during their duties on election day.
“Huwag mag reklamo ng reklamo. Lalo na sa Maynila, marami ang reklamador. Ma late yung tubig, ma late yung pagkain, nag rereklamo (Don’t keep on complaining. There are many who complain, in Manila particularly. They complain when the food and water are late),” Albayalde said while in this city Friday afternoon.
“This happens every three years. We need to do a little sacrifice and work harder,” Albayalde
told cops at Camp Delgado, the headquarters of the Police Regional Office (PRO-6).
In his almost 20-minute talk, Albayalde said cops must understand the logistical scenario on May 13, especially on the delivery of food and water supply.
“Pakiusap ko sa inyo, huwag sana mag punta kung saan saan at mag rereklamo (I request that you don’t stray about with your complainst),” Albayalde said.
It is estimated that 100,000 cops are going to deploy all over the country on May 13.
“The elections are one of our duties. There’s nothing special about this,” Albayalde said.
The PNP chief added that cops, especially rookie cops, should not expect to get paid extra for rendering additional service during elections.
Meanwhile, Albayalde had a command conference with PRO-6 officials led by Police Brigadier General John Bulalacao.
Earlier in the morning, Albayalde was in Jamindan town, Capiz province and had a meeting with
Major General Dinoh Dolina, commander of the Philippine Army’s 3rd Infantry Division (3ID).