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Rody insists on CIDG account of jail raid

President Duterte is ready to join the policemen involved in the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. if they are sent to prison.

The President said he would “not abandon” the policemen doing their job in accordance with the law, insisting he is inclined to believe the account of the Philippine National Police-Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Region 8 on the death of Espinosa.

“I would insist the version of the police in the killing of Mayor Espinosa is the correct version in so far as I am concerned,” the President during the launching of the Pilipinong May Puso Foundation Inc. in Davao City Friday night.

“I will not abandon them. If they go to prison, so would I,” Duterte added.

Duterte said the policemen have nothing to worry “if they acted strictly in obedience to my order, in accordance with the rules of law.”

“I’ll answer for you. And if need be, I will go to prison for them. And if I rot in prison, so be it,” he said.

Duterte said if he is sent to jail, he will likely spend five to six years in jail since he is already 72-years-old.

He said while in jail, he may even catch up on reading his books piling up at home.

Espinosa was shot dead in a supposed shootout with members of the PNP-CIDG team trying to serve a search warrant on November 5.

The involved policemen appeared in a Senate inquiry and testified they merely acted in self-defense when they shot and killed Espinosa. Senators probing the incident, however, noticed glaring inconsistencies in the policemen’s testimonies that indicate the killing of Espinosa was premeditated. (GENALYN D. KABILING)

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  • cris.tore

    magkaisa tyo yan ang dapt para sa pilipinas at para sa kapakanan ng bawt isa malaking tulong iyan para sa pagbabago ng bansa natin!

  • justin tumunong

    laht ng ginagawa ng pangulo ay para sa bayan napakabuti niya

  • kevin–kevz

    hayaan muna natin ang pangulo

  • christian

    walang puso si Duterte!

    • julie

      ikaw wala ka din na puso!

  • peter

    alam kong papanagutin ni digong ang my sala.

    • jack

      my isang salita ang ating pangulo.

  • albie

    sya lang naman ang my pkana..nag mamalinis ang dugong .

    • sandro

      alamin mo muna ang totoo bago ka dumakdak dyan.

    • a_ron

      anong proweba mo para gawin yan ni digong?diba wala.

  • mary joy

    hindi namn yan papayag si duterte na hindi mahuli ang suspek.

    • joy_senso

      lagot na si de lima.haha

      • amante

        sa wakas mkukulong nadin yung halimaw.