Espenido to critics: Relax lang muna kayo

On Sunday, Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido told his detractors to "relax" following President Rodrigo Duterte remark that he was “free to kill everybody” in Bacolod.
Police Lt. Col. Jovie Espenido / Photo from GMA Network

Espenido recently assumed his post as deputy director for operations at the Bacolod City Police Office. He was also promoted from the rank of major to lieutenant colonel.

"Hindi tayo sa field nalagay ngayon. Bakit takot ang mga tao? Nasa opisina man lang ako ngayon, taga-pirma. Relax lang muna sila," he told radio DZMM.

Espenido added that he prays before every police operation.

"Before mag-proceed ng operation, we always ask the guidance of our Lord para matulungan tayo. Very powerful naman ang prayer sa aking paniniwala," he said.

"Kaya nga inaano ko palagi na talagang may Panginoon ang pulis para walang ninja cops, walang recycle, makonsensiya ang pulis. Maski anong trabaho natin, dapat may Panginoon."

Last week, Duterte assigned Espenido to Bacolod City which the chief executive said was “badly hit” by the proliferation of illegal drugs.

Bacolod is badly hit now.  And I placed Espenido there, ‘yung kinatakutan nila na pulis. Sabi ko, ‘Go there and you are free to kill everybody.’ T— ina.  Start killing them.’ Dalawa na tayo magpapreso,” Duterte said in a speech at the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo in Manila.

Espenido is known for leading the anti-illegal drugs operation that resulted in the death of Leyte town mayor Reynaldo Parojinog and his wife in July 2017.

He was also the police chief of Albuera town, Leyte, when former mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. was killed in his jail cell after supposedly engaging policemen who served a search warrant in a firefight.

Malacañang had hailed Espenido for his ability to bring down drug syndicates amid the reported proliferation of narcotics in Bacolod.


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Source: ABS-CBN News
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