After President Rodrigo Duterte revealed the names of top police generals and officials who allegedly protectors of illegal drugs syndicate in the Philippines, retired police denies the Chief executive’s accusation.
Duterte said former Chief Police Superintendent Vicente Loot, now the town mayor of Daanbantayan in Cebu, is one of the five top police officials who are allegedly protectors of illegal drug traders in the country.
Mayor Loot in an interview of local media, denies the claim of the president and said the accusation is politically-fabricated, baseless and he is known by Cebuanos as worthy official during his service in Philippine National Police.
The town mayor also said that he already used to linked as a protector of illegal drugs activities several years ago and believed he will clear his name before the public.
Although no less than the President Duterte accused him, Loot still believe that he will not be subject for trial by publicity and he is confident that the truth will prevail.
In his speech in the 69th anniversary commemoration of Philippine Air Force (PAF), President Duterte named 5 top incumbent and retired police officials who are linked as “protectors” of illegal drugs.
Along with Mayor Loot, Director Joel Pagdilao, retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbio Jr., Director Edgardo Tinio and Chief Superintendent Bernardo Diaz also part of the list of President Duterte’s strong claims who are linked to drug activities.
The naming of president came days after PNP chief Ronaldo Dela Rosa’s call to all his men in uniform who are linked to drugs to surrender within 48 hours.
President Duterte known as crime and drug czar and serious in dealing with the social issues that he promised to stop when he assumed office during the presidential campaigns.