PHILIPPINE National Police chief, General Archie Francisco F. Gamboa yesterday fully welcomed the filing of charges against him by former Biliran Representative Glenn Chong and the widow of the latter’s slain driver before the Ombudsman saying he is ready to prove his innocence in court.
“I respect the rights of the widow of the late Richard Santillan and that of his former employer to file a complaint before the Ombudsman myself as a former (PNP) Deputy Chief for Administration. I take this as part of the risks that come with the job. As a lawyer, I fully recognize the supremacy of the courts and will abide by and submit to the judicial process. I will face my accusers confident that the truth will vindicate me,” the top cop said.
Santillan’s widow Jeanette and Chong filed several complaints against the PNP chief for allegedly concealing and tampering with evidence vital in the investigation of the case which took place in Cainta, Rizal when Gamboa was still the PNP’s no. 2 official.
The Rizal police claimed that Santillan and his female companion were killed in a shootout although a National Bureau of Investigation probe showed otherwise.
The incident triggered the relief of 21 police officers and men.