DILG, PNP heads back CIDG chief

PHLIPPINE National Police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group director Maj. Gen. Amador Corpus won’t get the boot despite efforts by his critics to cast doubt on his integrity.

Interior and Local Government Secretary Eduardo Año and PNP chief Director General Oscar Albayalde vouched for the integrity and professionalism of Corpus who lately became a victim of black propaganda after his wife Victoria filed her candidacy for an Abra congressional post in a bid to give Abra residents a “fresh face” in the local politics.

“Corpus is a professional police officer holding a key position. I have observed his performance and how he has led his men in solving criminal cases. He knows where he stands,” Año said.
Corpus was Año’s underclassman from the Philippine Military Academy.

The PNP chief who is a classmate of Corpus from PMA “Sinagtala” Class of 1986 also came to the defense of the CIDG director.  

“He fully knows our policy of non-partisanship, especially during elections. This is the reason why we have not received any complaint of him meddling with his wife’s political affairs in Abra. It’s just a matter of coincidence that he is the director of CIDG and his wife is running for Congress,”  Albayalde said.

As part of its apolitical stand, the PNP reshuffled over 1,300 police officers holding key positions in areas where their relatives are seeking positions in the May 13 national and local elections.

Corpus was not among those reshuffled since he is the head of the CIDG, which is a national support unit and not directly involved in any police peacekeeping efforts in Abra.

Both Sec. Año and  Gen. Albayalde said that Corpus was not covered by the policy since he was not specifically detailed to Abra  or the Cordillera Police Regional Office.

The two officials said that Corpus would be automatically relieved from his post if he was the Cordillera police regional director or the Abra Provincial Police Office director when his wife filed her candidacy in Abra.