President Rodrigo Duterte has finally admitted that Supt. Edilberto Leonardo, head of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 11 (Davao Region) based in Davao City, was the one who intervened in the case of Supt. Marvin Marcos, CIDG Region 8 Chief, from being relieved after being tagged as a drug protector of alleged drug lord Kerwin Espinosa.
This is his statement:
“Sabi, ‘Bakit si Duterte nidi-dipensahan ‘yan? Si Marcos ayaw tanggalin. Ano ba talaga sikreto niya?’ You know, Marcos, classmate niya. So—Sa PMA. Mistah niya eh. Pero I believe in his good faith. Pinalitan niya lahat ‘yung mga pulis ng umupo siya, that were tainted with drugs. But he never knew na pati pala ‘yung mistah niya, nilagay niya doon sa pwesto, may bukol rin,” said Duterte.
“So ‘nong nalaman ko, sabi ko, totoo ‘yun. Ako ang nagsabi. Huwag mo ng tanggalin ‘yan. Tutal ikaw lang rin naglagay niyan. Hayaan natin. Tingnan ko kung hanggang saan ang na-contaminate niya. He was a regional CIDG. Kung ilan ang pulis na nakuha niya,” he added.
“And even if the mayor were already there, pero hindi pa ‘yun pumasok sa presohan. That was an order days ago. Sinabi ko lang hayaan mo na lang. At pinuntahan niya ako na, ‘Sir sorry talaga ‘yung… hindi ko akalain classmate ko pa naman ito, mistah ko. Nandiyan rin pala sa droga.’ ‘O sige hayaan mo’,” said Duterte.
“Kasi meron na ‘yang, may na-konek na ‘yan. Hanapin natin kung sino. Kay tanggalin mo ‘yan bigla diyan, iwan mo ‘yung na-contaminate na niya, infected. Eh wala rin mag-silbi. Then came that—But that incident there, ‘yung pinasok sa presohan tapos pinatay. Ibang… ibang—It does not relate to the, ‘yung gusto niyang tanggalin si Marcos kaagad. Sabi ko, ‘no’.” he added. [source]
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