Ex-QCPD Chief Sheds Tears During Turnover Rites

MANILA, Philippines – Former Quezon City Police District director Chief Superintendent Richard Albano became emotional at turnover ceremony for his successor Senior Superintendent Joel Pagdilao.

Albano thanked the QCPD personnel for their support and said:

“From the bottom of my heart, maraming salamat thank you very much.”

Albano was one of four Metro Manila district directors sacked by the Department of Interior and Local Government due to their supposed inability to control criminality.

But Albano clarified that he was not sore at being ousted from his post, saying he understood the decision of superiors.

According to news report, it is unclear where Albano will be reassigned. He is due to retire in 2016.   Under his watch, the QCPD had been dragged into several controversial cases, including the September “hulidap” along Epifanio delos Santos Avenue in Mandaluyong City.   An investigation had showed police personnel from the QCPD’s La Loma station were involved.

Meanwhile, Pagdilao said he would practice the principles of leadership and management at his new post.   “Kailangan i-motivate natin ang tao natin para gawin ang trabaho nila nang tama,” he stated.