From the very begin, the administration has no intention to maintain Supt. Marvin Marcos and his workforce accountable for the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon on Sunday mentioned.
“There is a design really. Sa akin, there is a design to from the very start na ganun ang plano na hindi pupwedeng sampahan ng kasong murder dahil non-bailable,” he mentioned.
“Sa aking tingin, meron talagang balak na ibalik (sila sa service),” he mentioned noting efforts by the Philippine National Police-Internal Affairs Service (PNP-IAS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) to downgrade no matter acceptable and extra critical charges ought to be slapped towards Marcos and his alleged co-conspirators.
Marcos and 18 different cops dealing with murder charges for Espinosa’s death have been allowed to return to lively responsibility. The cops initially confronted homicide charges which had been later downgraded to murder by the Department of Justice.
“Mukhang garapalan na nangyayari dyan. Dun pa lang sa IAS, talagang planong plano na ito’y ibaba itong penalty (nila Marcos) at ibabalik sila sa service,” Drilon mentioned in a radio interview, referring to the junking of alleged conspiracy to kill Espinosa, then detained at Baybay Provincial Jail, by the group of Marcos.
Marcos, then chief of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group
(CIDG), was not amongst those that entered the jail premises to serve the
search warrant issued towards Espinosa however was outdoors the so-called
scene of the crime when the late mayor was killed.
“Kaya nga tinatawag na na conspirary eh. Sya ang nadi-direk. Kahit wala sya roon, kahit nasa Manila pa sya (there could still be conspiracy). Anong klaseng decision yan? There is a conspiracy and a design to downgrade and reinstate an officer (that’s how I see it),” Drilon mentioned.
A lawyer and former secretary of the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Executive secretary, Drilon mentioned that in the occasion case of murder is pursued towards Marcos and 18 different principal accused, they’ll get off the hook particularly if the charges ought to have been homicide from the very begin.
“Hindi pwedeng i-convict sila ng murder kahit maliwanag na may premeditation, yan ang epekto nyan. Hindi pupwedeng ang graver offense which is murder ang syang magiging decision ng husgado kung sakali man kahit po sapat ang evidence for murder,” Drilon defined.