THE PHILIPPINE National Police (PNP) will look into former presidential adviser Michael Yang’s alleged links as claimed by a dismissed police officer, Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Oscar D. Albayalde said on Wednesday.
“The President did not stop us or did not tell us to stop our validation. There is no harm in validating…to boost the statement of the President,” Mr. Albayalde told reporters.
The police general added: “Not probe actually. ‘Yung probe parang (The probe is more like) information gathering.”
Mr. Albayalde said the PNP Directorate for Intelligence (DI) will be in charge of this inquiry.
“It does not need a formal order…It’s normally kapag may mga ganyan our intel opearatives talagang mag ano and the DI (In cases like this, our intel operatives and the DI will work on that).”
“May mga allegations si Acierto (Acierto has made some allegations)….In fact,…meron siyang mga operations na sinasabi (In fact, he has cited some operations). We can start from there also. We will verify ‘yung mga (those) operations nila kung talagang totoo o hindi (if these indeed were conducted),” the PNP chief said. — Vince Angelo C. Ferreras