PNP returns security detail to Trillanes

Rambo Talabong
PNP returns security detail to Trillanes
Philippine National Police chief Oscar Albayalde orders the return of the two security detail assigned to Senator Antonio Trillanes IV

MANILA, Philippines – The Philippine National Police (PNP) has returned the two police security detail of Senator Antonio Trillanes IV, Police Security and Protection Group head Chief Superintendent Filmore Escobal confirmed to Rappler on Thursday, October 11.

Binalik na yung dalawa as ordered by the PNP chief (The two have been returned as ordered by the PNP chief,” Escobal told Rappler in a phone interview, referring to top cop Director General Oscar Albayalde.

Escobal said Albayalde gave the order on Saturday, October 6.

The police security group chief said he does not know why Albayalde ordered for their return, but it was Albayalde who also ordered for their recall on September 4, as soon as the presidential proclamation voiding Trillanes’ amnesty was publicized.

This is the second time that Trillanes’ security detail have been taken then returned as they were recalled in July then given back the next month after a supposed inventory of police guards. –

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Rambo Talabong

Rambo Talabong covers the House of Representatives and local governments for Rappler. Prior to this, he covered security and crime. He was named Jaime V. Ongpin Fellow in 2019 for his reporting on President Rodrigo Duterte’s war on drugs. In 2021, he was selected as a journalism fellow by the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics.