Ba’t ako sasali? Esperon says list of people wanting Atong Ang dead is already long
National Security Adviser Hermogenes Esperon Jr. has denied plotting to kill gambling tycoon Charlie “Atong” Ang so he and other generals can control small town lottery operations in Northern Luzon.
In a press briefing in Malacañang Thursday (May 4), Esperon remarked that there’s already a long list of people who want Ang dead that he doesn’t need to add his name to it.
“So pinaparatangan akong kasama ako sa ano, sa slay plot. Eh sa loob-loob ko lang eh ba’t naman ako sasali diyan? Ang dami nang naghahangad na mawala siya ‘di ba?” he said.
“Siguro ako, ang hahangarin ko na lang, mawala ‘yung kanyang illegal activities. ‘Di ba? Illegal gambling,” Esperon added.
Aside from Esperon, Ang claimed Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II wants him dead so his brother, a certain Engineer Ogie Aguirre, can control STL operations in Southern Luzon.
Esperon believes Ang made up the supposed threats to his life because his illegal gambling operations have been affected by President Rodrigo Duterte’s decision to bid out franchises for STL so the proper taxes can be paid.