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Duterte orders reinstatement of Marcos after killing Espinosa: Bakit pag kriminal, may presumption of innocence, ang pulis wala?

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President Rodrigo Duterte wants suspended Supt. Marvin Marcos to report back to duty despite facing homicide charges in connection with the killing of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

The President said just like other crime suspects facing complaints, Marcos is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

“Sabi ko, ‘Ibalik ninyo sa trabaho ‘yang mama na ‘yan. Wala naman doon ‘yan eh’. He was too far away here. He was not part of the raiding team,” said Duterte in a speech Wednesday.

Duterte said officials cautioned him not to interfere because Marcos and several members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) – Region 8 were facing homicide raps. But this did not stop the President from pleading Marcos’ innocence.

“Sabi nila, may kaso. And so? ‘Yung kriminal, putang i*a sabihin mo presumption of innocence. Eh ang gobyerno hindi mo…Why is it that, that stupid rationale there na, ‘Alam mo, sir, ‘yang kriminal buhayin mo because alam mo presumption of innoncence’,” he said.

“Pagdating ng taga-gobyerno, ang putang ina, kung anu-ano na lang pagsasabihin ninyo. Tabla. What is sauce for the gander is sauce for the goose. ‘Yung prisoner na Pilipino, ito namang opisyal na pulis Pilipino, bakit ibahin mo ang sitwasyon?” he added.

The Department of Justice had recently downgraded the murder charges to homicide which enable Marcos and the CIDG-8 tam to go on bail.

But in the same speech, Duterte insisted he didn’t dip his finger in the case because as he has always stated, he would pardon his men if they were convicted of any crime for following his orders.

“Hindi ko naman pakialaman ‘yan. Investigation, police, hindi ako makialam diyan. Mas bright ako. Eh prosecutor ako eh. I’ve been a trial lawyer for 10 years. Puta ka-bobo ko naman kung wala pa ako nalaman diyan,” he said.

“Sabi ko kay Vit, ‘Sige i-demanda mo’. Hindi ako makiusap nang ganon. Tutal may stages eh. Prosecution inyo ‘yan. O sa judiciary inyo ‘yan judge. O prosecutor, sige-sige kayo diyan. O pagkatapos, preso na. Tapos nandiyan ako, dalawa kami. Preso o ako. Eh kung taga-gobyerno ka, nakikita ko wala ka namang kasalanan. Ang kasalanan mo sumunod lang sa akin. Eh araw-araw ang kapal niyang pardon na ‘yan o,” said Duterte.