Philippine Senator Panfilo “Ping” Lacson believed that the information gathered by the President is credible and that he has the same information at least two of the five generals being mentioned in public.
According to Rappler, Lacson was quoted as saying, “All I can say is, the commander-in-chief, more than anybody in this country is in the best position to have access to all these vital and sensitive information and I have no reason to doubt or question its validity.”
PRRD yesterday revealed five names of which are tainted with criminality and drugs at the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force at the Clark Air Base, Pampanga.
He names retired Philippine National Police (PNP) Director General Marcelo Garbo Jr., National Capital Region Police Office (NCR) Chief Joel Pagdilao, Quezon City Police District OIC Director EdgardoTinio, Daanbantayan Mayor Vicente Loot, and former Region 2 police chief Bernardo Diaz.
A former subordinate from the defunct Presidential Anti-Organized Crime Task Force (PAOCTF) disclosed to him while campaigning in the previous election, that the information the president has matches to the ones he received.
Lacson affirmed that PRRD has a good basis for getting the names on public since he have access to various channels of sensitive information.
“All I’m saying is, since the President himself mentioned those two names among the 5, he must have good basis in what he divulged, especially if he had a different source of that information,” Lacson’s statement.
Generals Denied Links to drugs.
News sites reported that NCRPO Chief Joel Pagdilao, former PNP director Marcelo Garbo Jr, and QCPD OIC Director EdgardoTinio however, denies the allegations on the narcotic trading in the country.
Pagdilao stated that he has been in the service for 32 years and never been involved in such allegations.
It was the first time the General heard such accusation and that he is willing to be scrutinized to clear his name.
Retired PNP General Marcelo Garbo, Jr. earlier today said that the President “was fed with wrong and poisonous information” and that he was ready to make a dialogue with PRRD to clear his name.
“I cannot blame the President for making such announcement. But I assure him and the Filipino people that he (Duterte) was fed with wrong and poisonous information,” Garbo said.
On the other hand, QCPD OIC Director EdgardoTinio said he was willing to put himself under a corporal body today and that he wishes to face the person who provided Duterte the wrong information.
Tinio’s desire for public service has gone after the accusation and that he wanted to retire as soon as possible after he clears his name.
“I am willing to subject myself to an investigation. If the Napolcom and the office of the PNP chief will conduct the probe, first thing in the morning tomorrow, I will subject myself to their jurisdiction,” Tinio said in Filipino.
PNP Chief Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa stated yesterday that he will give chances for the 3 generals who are currently active in the service to clear their names.