Was the killing of Ozamiz City Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. deliberate by President Rodrigo Duterte?
Broadcast journalist Ramon Tulfo stated Duterte wanted Parojinog and his household dead as early as 2000 attributable to their alleged involvement within the unlawful drug commerce.
In his August 1 column for the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Tulfo stated Duterte talked about killing the Parojinogs within the “remote possibility” he grew to become president throughout a dinner at a Chinese restaurant in Davao City.
“Patyon gyud nako sila bai, kay way makatandog sa ila kay hadlok man nila (I’ll have the Parojinogs executed because they’re untouchable as they instill fear),” Tulfo quoted then-Mayor Duterte as saying.
Parojinog and 14 others had been killed Sunday (July 30) throughout a pre-dawn raid by members of Region 10’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG).
The policemen stated they had been compelled to fireside on the Parojinogs as a result of members of their safety crew shot at them whereas they had been attempting to serve a search warrant.
Parojinog and his daughter, Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, had been recognized by Duterte as “narcopolitikos” in a speech on August 7, 2016.
“Reynaldo Parojinog alias Andong, the mayor of Ozamiz City. Nova Princess Parojinog Echavez used to be the wife of, I think, Coloangco, yung poster boy doon sa… pa-blondie-blondie pa ang buhok hindi naman tisoy,” Duterte stated.
Tulfo stated the Parojinogs shifted to the drug commerce after the notorious rubout of some Kuratong Baleleng members in 1995.
The gang, which was infamous for robbing banks and kidnappings, was based by Octavio Parojinog, the late mayor’s father.