Senator Richard Gordon on Thursday blamed Justice Sec. Vitaliano Aguirre and Philippine National Police (PNP) Chief Ronald Dela Rosa for President Rodrigo Duterte’s controversial dealing with of Supt. Marvin Marcos and 18 different rating policemen implicated within the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.
“May kahinaan ang ulo yung mga nakapaligid sa kanya. Mukhang hindi nag-practice ng abogasya ‘yang mga yan. Bakit kailangan pa ang Presidente ang maghuhugas ng dumi nila?” stated Gordon.
Gordon additionally didn’t spare Dela Rosa from his being apparently remiss in his responsibility in a minimum of advising the Chief Executive towards the reinstatement of Marcos, given the influence on not solely the picture however on the police drive normally.
“That is also the duty of the people around the President. Ayaw nilang humarap. Ayaw nilang magsabi na ‘boss mali yan, talagang dapat palitan yan.’ narinig ko yan sinabi nila nung hearing eh. Si Bato (Dela Rosa) naghuhugas kamay na rin sya. He should have stated of course, he should have told the President (that it’s not the right thing to do),” he stated.
“They will serve the President and this country better if they do their job,” Gordon stated.
As a former mayor of Olongapo City, Gordon stated he may empathize the previous Davao City mayo in his transfer to rally behind the policemen embroiled within the Espinosa slay case.
“I think the intensions of the President are good pero ito, napabayaan na naman sya ng mga tao nya (doon) yung kanyang kagustuhan na ‘wag maapektuhan yung paglaban sa mga droga ng ibang pulis. Pero this is not the way to do it. I’m sorry, I mean maybe he’s the better man than I am, he’s the President of the Philippines pero I have to say my piece because hindi tama yan. I have nothing personal against his people,” he stated.
“(But) ito, kasalanan din ito ni Aguirre. Dapat inabisuhan ang President na yung ginawa ng mga yan, labas at labag sa batas,” he stated.
Even if the DOJ diminished the case to from homicide and murder, if the aggrieved occasion is not going to pursue the case towards Marcos and his co-accused by failing to current witnesses, the case will doubtless be dismissed.
“He’s a lawyer. He should know,” Gordon stated, referring to the President.
The senator stated the President himself may be at fault if solely he’s somebody prepared to hearken to motive.
“Takot siguro magsabi yung mga tao nya sa kanya. That’s the only conclusion I can make and I’m sorry, I respect the President but I must say that people around him should pay him a lot more respect for telling him the truth. And I think the President is man enough to say, ‘okay may problema tayo dyan’,” he stated.