Philippine National Police chief Director General Ronald dela Rosa on Monday slams Senator Leila de Lima for predicting that suspected Eastern Samar drug lord Kerwin Espinosa will end up dead despite cooperating with the government.
“Mabuti pa siya at alam niya ang mangyayari kay Kerwin. Kami we are trying very hard to secure him at siya pinepredict na niya na papatayin. E bakit naman ganun ang pag-iisip ng isang tao,” Dela Rosa said at a press conference.
He reiterated his assurance to the public that the 160,000-strong PNP is ready to protect Espinosa.
“The whole organization, 160,000 of us, kung meron pang scalawag sa amin na gustong pumatay kay Kerwin maliit lang yan kumpara sa buong PNP. Mabuti pa siya at alam niyang mamamatay si Kerwin,ako hindi ko alam kung mamamatay but ang alam ko we are doing our best to secure Kerwin Espinosa,” he said.
“Over our dead body kung mamatay siya (Espinosa),”Dela Rosa said.
In a press statement Sunday, De Lima said she does not think Espinosa’s life will be spared by his cooperation.
“This is my advice to Kerwin. Don’t ever think that your ‘cooperation’ will spare you your life. Sooner or later this government is going to make sure you end up like your father,” said De Lima.
Rolando Espinosa, the mayor of Albuera, Leyte, was killed in his detention cell during an alleged shootout in the early hours of November 5.
Operatives of the Philippine National Police’s Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8 said they had fired at the elder Espinosa in self defense after he pulled a gun on them.
Kerwin, who was arrested in Abu Dhabi last month and arrived back in the Philippines before dawn on Friday, has described his father’s killing as a “rubout.”
Useful Source: GMA News