The country’s top cop also said that those in the PNP “command group” could have the edge to be his successor, but Senator Christopher “Bong” Go has said that Albayalde’s possible successors include the PNP’s highest-ranking officers in Lieutenant General Archie Gamboa, Lieutenant General Camilo Cascolan and Major General Guillermo Eleazar. Former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde In 2018, Albayalde was not on the listof possible successors to former PNP chief Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa, whenAlbayalde was chosen by Duterte. “I think okay na yun. Kasi kung matutuloy yun, the President prefers to have the turn-over before he leaves,” Albayalde said in an ambush interview in Camp Castañeda, Silang, Cavite on Friday. Albayalde is being linked to acontroversial Pampanga anti-narcotics operation, in which lawmen allegedlyrecycled drugs seized in the drug bust for profit. Albayalde was Pampangapolice chief at the time./PN MANILA – Philippine National Police (PNP) chief General Oscar Albayalde will step down from his post ten days earlier before his supposed retirement on Nov. 8. According to Albayalde, he will avail of early retirement as the change-of-command for PNP chief position to be presided by the President Rodrigo Duterte will happen on Oct. 29. Albayalde will relinquish his post, but will still retain his rank until his retirement takes effect on Nov. 8. “That’s why starting Oct. 30, I will be on vacation until his 56th birthday, Nov. 8,” added Albayalde. The change-of-command for PNP chief position was rescheduled on an earlier date with President Duterte set to attend the Association of Southeast Asian Nations Summit.