- One of the five police officials alleged to be involved in drug trafficking already responded to the allegations
- General Edgardo Tinio said that he’s willing to face Duterte in order to clear his name
- Tinio also said that once he clears his name, he would pursue early retirement
General Edgardo Tinio, one of the five police officials alleged to have involvement in drug trafficking already responded to the allegations.
In an interview, Tinio said that he was shocked of what the President said, “nanginig ang aking laman nang malaman kong isa ako sa mga nabanggit ni Pres. Duterte,” he added.
(I was shaking when I discovered that I was one of the police officials President Duterte mentioned.)
In his speech at the 69 Anniversary of the Philippine Air Force in Pampanga on Tuesday, Rodrigo Duterte finally named 5 police officials who are alleged to be related with illegal drug trafficking.
Tinio said that he’s very much willing to face the president and clear his name. He clarified that he had “never touched” his fingers to drugs. The general even added: “Kaya kong magpa lie detector test, kaya kong humarap kahit kanino.”
(I can undergo a lie detector test, I can face anyone.)
“Ang nakakalungkot, kung nabigyan ang presidente ng maling impormasyon at ako'y nadamay. Sira na ang aking pangalan,” said Tinio.
(What’s saddening is if the President was given wrong information. My reputation was already tarnished.)
Tinio then challenged the one who tipped Duterte to properly explain the details of his alleged involvement. He reassured the public that he’s service was transparent, also citing his achievements in apprehending criminals.
He said that once he clears his name, he would pursue an early retirement.
The other five include retired Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr, former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) regional director Joel Pagdilao; General Diaz, former Regional director of Region 11, and General Vicente Loot, who is now the mayor of Cebu.