Duterte: Shoot-to-Kill for NARCO-Politicians

 

Mayors, a congressman and police officers: Sila ang papangalanan ng Pangulo. Uunahin daw PATAYIN ang mga nasa pamahalaan kasi sila ang dapat na tagapangalaga ng ating mga mamamayan. Sino naman kaya ang kaisaisang congressman sa listahan. Taga Quezon City kaya at kasama sa angkan ng dating speaker na si SB? O isang bagong upong congressman pero dating mayor sa lalawigan ng Cavite? Sa mga alkade, 35 na mayor ba o 23 o 27? Sila Mayor Loot at Mayor Espinosa pa lang ang itinuro ni Digong. May walong mayor na pinangungunahan ni Mayor Parojinog ng Ozamiz City na puro galing sa lalawigan ng Misamis Occidental. 3 alkalde ang may shoot-to-kill order sa lalawigan ng Lanao Del Sur, ang problema ay hindi naman sila pinangangalanan hanggang ngayon. May PHP 100,000 reward pa bawat isa para sa mga magtuturo pero hindi pa alam ng publiko ang pagkapnp garbo ozamis city mayor parohinog clarin mayor navarro sinabacan mayor mahilac lopez jaena mayor gutierrez  all in misamis occidentalkakilanlan nila.  #Duterte2016 #ChangeIsHere #WarOnDrugs #NarcoPolitics

 

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Duterte to name more politicians involved in drugs

ABS-CBN News Aug 05, 2016

DAVAO CITY – President Rodrigo Duterte said Friday morning that he will name more politicians involved in illegal drugs within the day.

According to Duterte, the list of politicians involved in drugs underwent an exhaustive intelligence monitoring. The same list had also been validated before it became final.

“I will be naming the mayors and one congressman at yung mga police involved…Mauna kayo. Mas mauna kayo sa civilian. (You will be first. You will go ahead of the civilians.) You are using your position in government to enhance your pocket? At the expense of the Filipino people? Ah, kalokohan yan (That’s nonsense),” he said.

The President is expected to name the politicians involved in the drug trade within the day in Davao City.

Duterte said he will also give a shoot-to-kill order against these narco-politicians.

“This campaign, shoot to kill, will remain until the last day of my term kung mabuhay pa ako (if I am still alive). Pag binasa kita at nandiyan ka, bantay ka (If I read your name and you are there, be on your guard),” he said.

“I am not a court to give you due process. Ang bunganga ko hindi ito (My mouth is not) proceedings. Ang bunganga ko (My mouth) is open with threats and intimidation because it is my duty to inform the Filipino of what is happening in this country.” Hindi ko kailangan ang due process dito (I don’t need due process here),” he added.

In a statement, Presidential Spokesman Ernesto Abella said the President’s statement on narco-politicians “is congruent with government policy on maintaining and protecting peace and order in the nation.”

“He has given due and ample notice that the clear and present danger of drugs engulfing the nation will be addressed and law enforcers will neutralize those who resist or endanger the lives of arresting officers.”

Duterte War On Drugs – 6 Espinosa Sr. Men Killed

Mayor Espinosa Sr: 6 killed near narco mayor’s house

Six people were killed in an encounter on Wednesday between policemen and the alleged hired underlings of a Leyte town mayor accused of coddling drug rings.

The Philippine National Police (PNP) confirmed that all six fatalities were Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa’s men, who supposedly exchanged gunfire in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Binolho at around 5:30 a.m.

PNP spokesperson Dionardo Carlos said police forces were patrolling around the village when they were ambushed by the suspects near the mayor’s three adjoining houses.

“The initial gunfire came from the suspected members of the Espinosa group and our police officers returned fire and fought it out,” Carlos said.

Residents told ABS-CBN News that the firefight lasted for several minutes.

Two of the assailants were killed near the mayor’s house; two near the house of the mayor’s son, Kerwin, who is allegedly a drug lord; and the other two in the first house of the mayor.

Authorities are pursuing six other suspects who ran to a suspected safehouse in Albuera, which police refused to divulge.

Recovered from the crime scene were 13 assorted long firearms, four caliber .45 pistols, and several rifle grenades, according to the PNP Public Information Office (PIO).

Police said the 12 were hit men of the alleged “Espinosa Group,” which is being linked to Mayor Espinosa and his son.

The encounter has left residents of the village fearing for their safety.

Last week, two bodyguards of Espinosa were arrested during a buy-bust operation in the same area.

President Duterte on Monday ordered Espinosa and his son, Kerwin, to surrender to authorities within 24 hours or else face shoot-to-kill orders.

Fearing for his safety, the mayor surrendered on Tuesday to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa.

Espinosa later admitted that his son is a top drug trafficker in Eastern Visayas.

Dela Rosa said Kerwin’s drug source is a certain Peter Co, and that the drugs come from a prison facility in Abuyog, Leyte.

Bato to mayor’s son: surrender or die

The Bureau of Immigration confirmed that Kerwin left for Hong Kong last June 1, after allegedly undergoing facial plastic surgery.

The older Espinosa was scheduled to appear before the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) at Camp Crame, Quezon City later Wednesday.

Ranulfo Docdocan, ABS-CBN News

Aug 03 2016 

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Espinosa family shows up in Crame in designer shoes, bag

  August 3, 2016

Wearing dark brown Louis Vuitton shoes, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., an alleged drug protector, finally showed up at the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) office on Wednesday afternoon.

Accompanied by his wife and daughter, who carried a signature Michael Kors bag, Espinosa arrived at the CIDG office in Camp Crame with his counsel at 2 p.m. He committed earlier to report to CIDG at 9 a.m.

His son Kerwin, who is also allegedly involved in drug trafficking, is still in hiding.

Espinosa will submit an affidavit of undertaking before CIDG head Chief Supt. Roel Obusan, who had conducted the questioning when the mayor surrendered to the police on Tuesday.

As of press time, the mayor, his family and lawyer are in a meeting with Obusan and the CIDG’s legal team.

Espinosa earlier made a promise to PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” de la Rosa that he would give his “100 percent” cooperation with the police during a press conference.

At about 4:30 a.m. Wednesday, six of Espinosa’s hired men died in a shootout with the police at a compound the Espinosa family owns in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Binulho in Leyte

Carlos said policemen were patrolling near the compound when Espinosa’s men opened fire at the cops.

Police recovered at least 13 high-powered firearms inside the compound. Authorities said there were 50 to 100 armed men inside the residence.

But Carlos said, based on the data from the PNP’s Firearms and Explosives Office, Espinosa owns three licensed firearms only–one shotgun and two Glock pistols, a 9 millimeter and a .40 caliber.

The police official said two pistols of Espinosa were considered illegally-owned after the license for both guns expired May this year.

Carlos said the PNP is still confirming if the armed men were hired as Espinosa’s private army group.
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6 killed in raid on Espinosa house

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 (The Philippine Star)

PALO, LEYTE, Philippines – Six armed men, said to be part of the private army of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa and his son Kerwin, were killed in a shootout with police in their hometown early yesterday.

Acting police regional director Chief Supt. Elmer Cruz Beltejar said the lawmen returned fire at the armed group in Sitio Tinago, Barangay Benolho where three houses of the Espinosas are located.

Beltejar said the policemen were on routine patrol in the area when the armed group opened fire from one of the houses.

“These members of the Espinosa group were occupying one of the Espinosas’ houses, specifically where the rooster farm is located. They fired first, so our policemen were forced to fire back,” Beltejar said.

Beltejar said the six fatalities have yet to be identified.

Initial reports identified two of the slain suspects as Ricky Gravello of Ormoc City and Teresito Paderangga of Zamboanga City. Three others were only known as “Tatay,” “Edgar” and “Intsik.”

Beltejar said the policemen initially encountered around 12 men armed with automatic weapons.

After the firefight, some of the suspects escaped, leaving behind several high-powered assault rifles, automatic handguns and rifle grenades.

The clash came a day after Mayor Espinosa surrendered to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa.

Authorities alleged Espinosa has been protecting drug dealers, including his son Kerwin, who has not surrendered.

Espinosa surrendered within the 24-hour deadline given to him by President Duterte to yield or a “shoot-on-sight” order would be issued against him and his son. Dela Rosa has warned the younger Espinosa “will die” if he elects to shoot it out with police.

PNP spokesman Senior Supt. Dionardo Carlos said the armed men are believed to be part of the Espinosa group.

“There was no reason why policemen would open fire (first). The shots came from inside one of the houses, so after the exchange of gunfire the policemen went inside the house after the threat was neutralized. They entered only in the aftermath of the operation,” Carlos said.

Two of the slain suspects were found near the foyer of the mayor’s house, two were shot in the area where fighting cocks are bred and two others lay dead by the gate of Kerwin’s compound.

Carlos clarified the policemen were not on a mission to raid the Espinosa houses but they were on routine patrol when they figured in a firefight with the group.

“It is normal duty to conduct patrol operations in the community. The operation did not specifically target the compound of the mayor. Unfortunately, they were fired upon,” he said.

Carlos said the mayor will be asked by the police Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) about the presence of armed men in his house.

“We will trace the guns, the guns registered under his name should be at his house,” Carlos said.

Espinosa appeared before the CIDG yesterday, with his lawyer Romeo Esmero speaking on his behalf.

Esmero denied the armed men killed in the mayor’s house were his bodyguards.

The mayor never tolerated his son Kerwin’s forays into illegal drugs, the lawyer said.

Esmero also denied the mayor was involved in drug trafficking.

An emotional Espinosa, for his part, pleaded to his son to surrender, saying the PNP chief has given assurance to assist them.

“Kerwin please surrender. PNP chief Dela Rosa promised to help you,” Espinosa told reporters after he gave his statement before the CIDG in a closed-door meeting.

Carlos said authorities are looking into reports the younger Espinosa has already fled the country. There were reports that Kerwin underwent plastic surgery to change his facial appearance to evade arrest.

Reports said Kerwin left for Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia last June 21 on Cebu Pacific flight 5J501.

The Espinosas have been linked to major drug trafficking in Eastern Visayas.

Dela Rosa said Mayor Espinosa had been listed in police records as a “drug protector” whose son controlled the narcotics trade in the region.

The mayor was the second high-profile drug suspect to turn himself in after being accused of drug-related crimes by Duterte.

Another local official, Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor Vicente Loot, was one of five police generals linked by Duterte to the illegal drug trade.

Loot is a retired police general who served as anti-narcotics unit chief of the Central Visayas regional police.

Loot denied the allegations of Duterte as well as reports linking him to Kerwin.

“I never knew him. I heard about him when I was Central Visayas (anti-narcotics) chief. I did not use him as an asset in illegal drugs,” he said.

Loot said that in 2011, he learned the regional police were hunting Kerwin. He said he even furnished a copy of the warrant of arrest for the younger Espinosa to policemen. – Lalaine Jimenea, Cecille Suerte Felipe, Evelyn Macairan, AP

 

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Duterte: Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. surrenders POINTS to Son as DRUG LORD

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Duterte Orders SHOOT-TO-KILL on Albuera, Leyte Mayor and Son

President Rodrigo Duterte ordered the surrender of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. and his son Kerwin otherwise a SHOOT-ON-SIGHT order would be given against the suspected father and son DRUG LORD tandem.

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Duterte gives Leyte mayor 24 hours to surrender over alleged drug links

August 1, 2016

President Rodrigo Duterte has given Mayor Rolando Espinosa of Albuera, Leyte and his son 24 hours to surrender over their alleged involvement in drug trafficking, Malacañang said Monday.

“Today, President Duterte demanded the surrender of Mayor Ronaldo  Espinosa Sr., of Albuera, Leyte and his son, Kerwin Espinosa, on the grounds of drug-trafficking and coddling, within 24 hours,” presidential spokesman Secretary Ernesto Abella said.

“Otherwise, an order of ‘shoot on sight’ will be given if they resist and endanger the lives of arresting police officers,” he added in a statement.

Reports say about P1.9 million worth of 237 grams of suspected shabu were recovered by authorities in a buy-bust operation last Thursday near the houses of the Espinosas.

Arrested during the operation were Mayor Espinosa’s two bodyguards and three employees.

A newspaper report earlier said Mayor Espinosa had gone on leave.

 

 

Duterte gives shoot to kill order against Leyte town mayor Espinosa for drugs (politicss.com.ph)

Shoot-on-sight.

President Duterte called on Mayor Ronaldo Espinosa Sr., of Albuera, Leyte and his son, Kerwin Espinosa, to peacefully surrender to lawmen or face the full wrath of the law.

“Today, President Rodrigo R. Duterte demanded the surrender of Mayor Ronaldo Espinosa Sr., of Albuera, Leyte and his son, Kerwin Espinosa, on the grounds of drug-trafficking and coddling, within 24 hours,” Duterte said speaking thru Presidential spokesman Ernesto Abella.

“…otherwise an order of “shoot on sight” will be given if they resist and endanger the lives of arresting police officers,” the President added.

Duterte issue the statement as he presided a cabinet meeting at the Palace. THe President has waged an all-out war against illegal drugs.

 

Leyte mayor on leave as 5 in his staff caught with P1.9M shabu

4 other suspects escape, seek refuge in mayor’s compound

     July 29th, 2016

ALBUERA, Leyte — Two bodyguards of  Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa and his three employees were arrested during a buy-bust operation on Thursday afternoon where at least P1.9 million worth of shabu were recovered.

Four other suspects managed to escape after they went inside the house of Kerwin Espinosa, the mayor’s son, and locked the gate, the police said.

The house of Kerwin is located inside a gated compound where his father also lives.

Chief Insp. Jove Espinido, Albuera police chief, said they had no authority to barge into the compound after the gate was locked.

“We want a fair fight. We don’t want martial law,” he added. He did not say what his next legal move would be to compel the Espinosas to surrender the suspects.

The buy-bust operation was conducted about 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, at the tennis court near the houses of the mayor and his son at Sitio Tinago, Barangay Benolho in this town.

The Philippine Daily Inquirer tried to reach Mayor Espinosa but was told that he had gone on leave since last week.

Arrested during the operation were two of the mayor’s bodyguards – Jessie Ocares, 34; and Marcelo Adorco, 40 – and his three employees – Jose Antipuesto, Jeffrey Pesquera and  Ernesto Dumalat.

Antipuesto, 36, who took care of the mayor’s fighting cocks, was the target of the buy-bust operation after the police received reports that he was selling the illegal substance, said Espinido.

He said a poseur buyer bought P300 worth of shabu from Antipuesto.

When the undercover policeman announced it was a sting operation, several men at the tennis court scampered in different directions.

But the joint team of the local police and the Regional Police Safety Battalion was able to collar Antipuesto and four others.

Although Ocares and Adorco were armed, they didn’t put up a fight.

Four men managed to escape by seeking refuge to the house of Kerwin.

Seized from Ocares were a .45-caliber pistol and a pack of shabu weighing 84 grams. A .45 caliber pistol and a packet of shabu weighing 121 grams were recovered from Adorco.

At least 14.8 grams of shabu were recovered from Antipuesto.

Pesquera, 39 and a native of Cebu City, also worked for the mayor as caretaker of his fighting cocks.  Shabu was also found in his possession.

Dumalat, 20, and another employee of the mayor, was caught with two small packs of shabu weighing 3.7 grams.

The suspects denied owning the shabu recovered from them.  All in all, the packets of shabu would reach P1.9 million in street value.

Adorco and Ocares said guns seized by the police were covered by licenses and a permits to carry firearms.

The five were detained at the Albuera police lock up cell pending filing of charges for violating the Comprehensive Dangerous Drugs Act of 2002 (Republic Act 2002).