Duterte reveals crime lord Parojinog was his buddy: Nagpapadala ‘yan ng alimango weekly!
President Rodrigo Duterte confirmed what the daughter of the slain Ozamiz City Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. has been saying all along – that Duterte and Parojinog were long-time friends.
In a speech before local government officials Tuesday night, Duterte said: “To think that he was my friend, nagpapadala ng alimango ‘yan, almost weekly sa akin, isang sako. Maybe he was thinking that, you know, baka matimpla niya…”
Shortly after the police shoot and killed Parojinog, his wife Susan, his two siblings, and members of his security team in their home last July, Parojinog’s daughter, Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog made a passionate plea on television to the President to investigate the bloody raid.
“I am asking President Duterte to investigate this and the Senate of the Philippines. Tingnan n’yang maigi. Kilala n’ya ang papa ko, kilala n’ya ang papa ko…,” said Nova who claimed that the drugs, firearms, and money found in their home were planted by the police.
Duterte was friends with Parojinog when the president was still mayor of Davao City. Parojinog was on his fifth term as mayor when he was killed. While Duterte has a reputation for running a death squad during his term, Parojinog was the son of the notorious “Kuratong Baleleng Group” which was engaged in high profile bank robberies in the country.
Duterte said he had no choice but to take down Parojinog “when he started to kill his own policemen.
“Iyung galing — lumaban sa kanya, ayaw na niya. ‘Yung pinatay na niya ‘yung apat na pulis, ‘yung dalawa hindi pa makita ‘yung katawan, ‘yung dalawa nakita na ‘yung pagka — nakauniporme pa eh. Sabi ko, ‘Putang ina, tatapusin ko talaga ‘tong animal na ‘to’.Trabaho ko ‘yan eh,” he said.
“What makes it really very odious is that nandiyan ka sa power and you use the office as the platform of your drug activities. That is what happened to Parojinog,” he added.
He warned other local government officials that they would suffer the same fate as Parojinog and Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa if they enter into drugs.
“Talagang yayariin ko kayo. Believe me. Maaabutan ko kayo. I don’t give a shit about ‘yang human rights. ‘Wag kayong magkamali diyan kasi madidisgrasya kayo. Alam ko it’s lesser income, wala akong sinabing kayo. Pero may namatay na kasi. ‘Yang kay Parojinog talagang niyari ito,” said Duterte.