By: Elena Grace Flores
Given that the the list of suspects that President Rodrigo Duterte has on his hand dis not come from the PNP itself, PNP Director General Ronald dela Rosa firmly said that he will protect the 3 generals who deliberately reported to him following President Rodrigo Duterte’s order in a timely and distinct manner like how generals should be. As their father in the service, he will grant to them their rights in explaining their side of the story.
The three; National Capital Region Police Office head Chief Superintendent Joel Pagdilao, former Quezon City Police District director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio, and former Central Visayas police director Bernardo Diaz had spoken to Chief Bato as he is called and expressed their dismay in the president’s suspicion. However, they have not been proven guilty yet so the media should not portray them as criminals.
It also seemed like the president is not certain how accurate is the intelligence report of the 5 suspected illegal drug trade protectors but must announce their identities to start the protocol of the investigation process. Former PNP Deputy Chief for Administration Marcelino Garbo Jr. already retired last March 2 and Chief Superintendent Vicente Loot is already the mayor of Daanbantayan, Cebu so, dela Rosa will not have jurisdiction to them anymore but they are welcome to approach him if needed.