Duterte on Espinosa slay: I believe the police's story - Rappler

(UPDATED) Why is he siding with the police in operations like this? President Duterte says: 'Natural, utos ko iyon eh. The fight against drugs is mine. it was not somebody else's order.' Miriam Grace A. Go · @miriamgracego. Published 6:56 AM, November ...

Duterte defends police: 'I believe in their version' - GMA News

President Rodrigo Duterte on Friday said he believed the version of events presented by the police amid a Senate investigation into the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa. "Let me state my case as the chief executive of the executive ...

Espinosa killing 'premeditated' - The Manila Times

SENATORS are convinced the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa was “premeditated” because of the inconsistencies in the testimonies of the police officers involved in the predawn raid at the Leyte subprovincial jail on November 5. GRILLED ...

Senators see premeditation, 'bad script' in Espinosa death - Philippine Star

Senators were one in concluding that the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa inside his detention cell was premeditated. Boy Santos, file. MANILA, Philippines - Senators were one in concluding that the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor ...

EDITORIAL - Premeditated - Philippine Star

The team that inspects a crime scene and collects material evidence was summoned by phone even before the police raiders had entered the jail and any possible crime might have been committed. A search warrant, which was not needed for searching an ...

Officer says Leyte officials part of mayor's drug group - Inquirer.net

The police was prompted to secure a search warrant for Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa in Samar and not Leyte because top provincial leaders there, including movie actor and Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez and Leyte Gov. Dominico Petilla, were ...

Espinosa raiders defied SOP; 24 cops grounded - The Standard

A TOP-RANKING official of the Philippine National Police told a Senate investigation Thursday that the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group Region 8 violated procedure by not coordinating their raid that killed Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa in ...

Lacson: Espinosa slay premeditated - Inquirer.net

Senate probe on the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa: Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs chairman Sen. Panfilo Lacson with Sen. Grace Poe. INQUIRER PHOTO/LYN RILLON. “There's one word to describe this: premeditated.”.

Richard Gomez to sue Albuera police chief over drug allegation - ABS-CBN News

MANILA – Actor and now Ormoc, Leyte Mayor Richard Gomez on Thursday said he will sue Albuera, Leyte police chief Jovie Espinido who linked him to the illegal drug trade allegedly led by the son of slain Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. Gomez was among ...

Senators see premeditation as they open probe of jail shooting of Mayor Espinosa - Manila Bulletin

Senators yesterday grilled operatives of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) of the Philippine National Police (PNP) who supposedly took charge of serving a search warrant against Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. of Albuera, Leyte, on the ...

New mayor vows to erase drug menace in Albuera, Leyte | SunStar - Sun.Star

TACLOBAN CITY –- The new mayor in Albuera, Leyte has vowed to step up the campaign against illegal drugs in the town following the death of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr., whose family was allegedly involved in drug trade. Mayor Rosa Meneses said their ...

Dela Rosa seeks full custody of Kerwin Espinosa - ABS-CBN News

KUALA LUMPUR – The Philippine National Police (PNP) wants to be given full custody of Kerwin Espinosa, the son of slain Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa. They will ask the court handling the younger Espinosa's case to give them full custody of the ...

'PREMEDITATED' - Inquirer.net

Actor-turned-Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez belies his drug links and has ordered his lawyers to file charges against Chief Insp. Jovie Espenido, Albuera police chief, for linking him to the Espinosa drug syndicate. (In this file photo, Gomez is with ...

Espinosa begged for his life, PNP official says - BusinessWorld Online Edition

A FELLOW inmate of slain Albuera, Leyte, Mayor Rolando Espinosa, Sr. heard him beg for his life before he was gunned down in his cell at the Baybay City sub-provincial jail last Saturday, the Eastern Visayas chief of the police Internal Affairs told ...

Senators: Gaps in Espinosa slay report indicate rubout - Business Mirror

SENATE investigators on Thursday zeroed in on gaps in the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group's (CIDG) official version of the November 5 killing of former Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. of Albuera, Leyte, in a provincial jail, with several senators ...

Albuera police chief: Kerwin Espinosa told pa about cash for Richard Gomez - Inquirer.net

Chief Inspector Jovie Espenido, chief of the Albuera Municipal Police, was the first cop to arrest Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. and the first to make him name the drug protectors among the police, the local and government officials and judges. (INQUIRER ...

24 police officers in Leyte jail raid sacked - The Manila Times

TWENTY-FOUR police officers involved in a pre-dawn raid at Baybay City Jail in Leyte that resulted in the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa and another inmate were removed from their post on Thursday. Director General Ronald dela Rosa, ...

Slain Albuera Mayor Espinosa is not an angel, says CIDG-8 chief - Northbound Philippines News Online

MANILA – Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Eastern Visayas Regional Director, Police Supt. Marvin Marcos defended on Thursday his men's operation to serve search warrants that led to the killing of Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. of Albuera, ...

Accusers of Richard Gomez dared to show proof of illegal drug link - Inquirer.net

Leyte Rep. Lucy Torres Gomez and husband, actor Richard Gomez (now Ormoc City mayor). CONTRIBUTED PHOTO. TACLOBAN CITY, Leyte — The lawyer of Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez dared those who were linking the chief executive to illegal ...

Kerwin 'seeks to become state witness' - Manila Bulletin

Alleged top drug lord Rolando “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. wants to become a state witness and be placed under the witness protection program (WPP), the Department of Justice said. Roland “Kerwin” Espinosa Jr. (Manila Bulletin). This comes days after his ...