Espenido still enjoys Duterte’s trust, confidence - Malacanang

Espenido still enjoys Duterte’s trust, confidence - Malacanang

The controversy hounding decorated policeman Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido, former deputy city director for operations of the Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO),does not change the trust and confidence of President Rodrigo Roa Duterte.

Presidential Spokesperson Atty. Salvador Panelo in a press conference in Malacanang said President Duterte was convinced that Espenido is “clean” and would never involve himself in the illegal drug trade.

“Lt. Col. Espenido continues to enjoy the trust and confidence of the President. PRRD believes that the reports of his alleged involvement in prohibited drugs are untrue,” Panelo said.

Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido and President Rodrigo Duterte
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Espenido has gained prominence after leading the successful police anti-drug operations against suspected narco-politicians such as Mayors Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte and Reynaldo Parojinog of Ozamiz City who were killed in separate drug raids.
Espinosa and Parojinig were both tagged by President Duterte as among those politicians with links to the rampant narcotics trade in the Visayas.
Atty. Panelo said he believes Espenido is a victim of “black propaganda”.

“There appears to be black propaganda waged against Lt. Col. Espenido to besmirch the reputation of the latter in the eyes of PRRD (President Rodrigo R. Duterte) and the Filipino nation, and to derail his unrelenting campaign against illegal drugs,” he said.

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