President Rodrigo Duterte stated beleagured Mayor Jed Mabilog has requested for a one-on-one assembly with him a day after deploying police chief Jovie Espenido from Ozamiz City to Iloilo City.
Duterte, nevertheless, sounded disinterested in assembly Mabilog after ordering the National Bureau of Investigation and Bureau of Internal Revenue to conduct a way of life examine on the Iloilo City mayor.
“Mabilog has sent word that he wants to talk to me. And I had some lifestyle check on him,” stated Duterte in a speech in Malacanang.
“His house is like a palace in… Sabi ko, anak siguro talaga ito ng mayamang mayaman. ‘Yung bahay niya talagang ipina-ano — ipinasilip ko sa mga NBI pati BIR, it’s really a palace,” he added.
Duterte had described Iloilo because the “most shabulized” within the nation and recognized Mabilog among the many narcopolitikos on his checklist. Duterte determined to to deploy Espenido to Iloilo City after his profitable efforts to deliver down narcopolitikos in his earlier project – Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa and Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog.
He instructed police throughout their oath-taking ceremony Wednesday that Mabilog was one of many the explanation why he regarded to the Philippine National Police “to provide leadership to assert peace and order and uphold the rule of law.”