Chief Supt. Oscar David Albayalde on Monday took over the post of Metro Manila police director and promised to strengthen police presence in the communities and intensify the campaign against criminality and illegal drugs.
Albayalde, former executive officer of the Philippine National Police-Directorate for Plans, replaced Joel Pagdilao, a graduate of the PMA “Maharlika Class” of 1984, who assumed the post in July 2015.
Albayalde said his leadership will focus on three major thrusts: Practical programs for crime prevention, intensified campaign against criminality and illegal drugs, and sustained cleansing of ranks.
In the campaign against criminality and illegal drugs, Albayalde said he will be implementing “Oplan Double Barrel” to hit both high-value target personalities and street-level drug operators.