-Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz and Retired Chief Supt. Vicente Loot declared willingness to undergo investigation to clear their names from Duterte's illegal drug allegations
- Diaz said he has never been invilved in any illegal activity while Loot explained that he is always a subject for black propaganda
- Duterte named three other officials who are involved in illegal drugs
Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz, former Western Visayas police director wanted to clear his name from allegations after president Rodrigo Duterte named five police officers who are accused of being involved in illegal drugs.
“God knows there is no truth to that, my conscience is clear,” said Diaz who is also willing to submit himself for investigation in Camp Crame.
Diaz told reporters that those who worked with him know that he has never been involved in any illegal activities and that he is confident that he will be cleared of the allegation. Diaz was worried and saddened because of the accusations and he is afraid that this might affect his parents, siblings, and family.
Diaz was one of the four top officials who were spotted by reporters at one of the function rooms in Novotel Manila with Liberal Party standard-bearer Mar Roxas.
The newly elected mayor Retired Chief Supt. Vicente Loot of Daanbantayan Northern Cebu is also willing to subject himself to an investigation and would want to see the President to clear his name. Loot explained that he can never be a protector of illegal drugs, saying that he has never been involved in any operations and campaigns regarding anti-drugs and anti-criminality. He then added that he is open to lifestyle check.
According to Loot, he had always been a subject of black propaganda, given that his family members are politicians. Maria Luisa, his wife, was a mayor of Daanbantayan while his stepson, Sun Shimura, is a provincial board member.
A letter from Rep. Lucy Torres’ office in Leyte’s fourth district was alleging Loot to be protecting illegal drugs that enter Eastern and Central Visayas.
President Duterte named 5 officers who are allegedly involved in illegal drug trade. These top officials are Deputy Director-General Marcelo Garbo Jr. (retired), Chief Superintendent Vicente Loot (retired), Chief Superintendent Bernardo Diaz, Director Joel Pagdilao, and Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio. - AA, Kami Media