DETAINED Sen. Leila de Lima on Thursday claimed that President Rodrigo “masterminded” the killing of Albuera, Leyte mayor Rolando Espinosa in 2016.
“The trail of blood goes all the way up to the highest chain of command,” De Lima stated.
She stated this was the rationale why the homicide charges in opposition to Supt. Marvin Marcos and 18 different policemen, concerned within the killing of Espinosa, have been downgraded to murder.
They have been even referred to as again to lively obligation upon the alleged orders of the President supposedly to justify the salaries that they obtain whereas beneath suspension.
“Why? Because, again, Marcos, et al. were simply carrying out Duterte’s illegal and criminal order to summarily execute Espinosa,” stated De Lima, detained on the Phil. National Police Custodial Center on drug charges.
“It’s a monstrous cycle of violence and defiance of the rule of law that our society has to live with for as long as this tyrant holds his awesome powers, fueled by his own dark psychology,” she stated.