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With cops charged, Aguirre hopes Mayor Espinosa can rest in peace

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Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II hopes that Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. can now rest in peace.

“It is said that the dead cannot cry out for justice,” said Aguirre in a statement.

“It is the duty of the living to do so for them,” he added.

Police Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa said that regional trial court Branch 14 of Baybay City, Leyte has issued arrest warrants against Supt. Marvin Marcos and the other police-suspects, which the Department of Justice (DOJ) wants indicted for the murder of the mayor inside his jail cell at the Baybay City sub-provincial jail.

The DOJ acted on the criminal complaints filed by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI), which concluded in its investigation that Espinosa and fellow inmate Raul Yap were killed in a rubout last November 5 and not a shootout as claimed by cops.

“We hope that by the combined efforts of the NBI and of our Prosecution Service, we can really serve justice in this case,” said Aguirre.