Police General Oscar Albayalde, Philippine National Police (PNP) chief, has canceled his trip to Bacolod City on Monday, October 14, after he formally stepped down from his post.
In a statement issued by Albayalde to the media, he said he had the opportunity to talk with Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG) Secretary Eduardo Año following his implication to the alleged "agaw bato" and ninja cops before the Senate.
He said after careful thought and deliberation, he has made the decision to relinquish his post and he is now on "non-duty" status effective Monday.
Albayalde added since he is retiring by November 8, his decision will pave the way for President Rodrigo Duterte to appoint his replacement.
He is replaced by Police Lieutenant General Archie Francisco Gamboa who will temporarily serve the post as "officer-in-charge."
The former PNP chief was supposed to visit the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office headquarters Monday as part of his tour of police offices across the country ahead of retirement.