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Walang choice! Duterte: Parojinogs lorded over Ozamiz because they killed their enemies

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The family of Mayor Reynaldo Parojinog Sr. managed to control Ozamiz City because they killed those who dared oppose them, President Rodrigo Duterte said.

In a speech before businessmen at Edsa Shangri-La Wednesday (August 9), Duterte said elections practically do not happen in Ozamiz because people are scared of running against the Parojinogs.

“Sinong negosyante ang taga-Ozamiz dito? Alam ninyo. Alam ninyong walang eleksyon doon kasi ‘yung mga kalaban, binabaon doon sa ano,” he said.

In contrast, Duterte said he has never killed any of his political enemies, including former House Speaker Prospero Nograles.

The President admitted to knowing Parojinog, even sharing some trivia about the late mayor.

“He used to go to Davao. Ang paborito niya ‘yung may basketball team siya. And he wants his team to play most of the time and he goes to Davao just to — maghamon ng laro,” he said.

Parojinog and 14 others were killed in a raid by members of the Region 10 Criminal Investigation and Detection Group on July 30.

Cops said they were forced to shoot at the mayor and his companions in the process of serving a search warrant because the latter’s security team fired at them first.

Parojinog’s daughter, Ozamiz City Vice Mayor Nova Princess Parojinog, is currently detained at the Philippine National Police Custodial Center.