President Rodrigo Duterte is standing by the policemen’s tales on the deaths of Albuera Mayor Ronaldo Espinosa Jr. and Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. regardless of allegations of a rubout.
In a speech in Davao City Friday (August 11), Duterte stated he believes policemen as a result of he’s the Commander in Chief.
“Sinabi ko na sa kanila, pati ‘yung Albuera Mayor, si Espinosa. Sabi nila na pinatay diyan sa loob ng jail, it was a rubout. If you want to call it that way, so be it,” he stated at a hospital’s centennial celebration.
“So kung anong sabihin nila sa akin na ‘yan ang nangyari, que se joda kung tama ‘yan o mali, dito ako sa mga tao ko. Kaya sabi ko, I will protect them,” Duterte added.
Police claimed they shot Espinosa lifeless final 12 months after a gunfight ensued within the provincial jail he was detained as they had been serving a search warrant.
Cops likewise claimed they had been compelled to fireplace at Parojinog on July 30 after his safety group shot at them whereas serving a search warrant at his home.
Fourteen others died within the Ozamiz City encounter except for the mayor.