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Bong Go: De Lima accusation ‘pure hearsay’

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Bong Go: De Lima accusation ‘pure hearsay’

/ 03:54 PM December 01, 2016
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Sen. Leila de Lima and Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go. INQUIRER and INQUIRER MINDANAO FILE PHOTOS

Special Assistant to the President Christopher “Bong” Go on Thursday dismissed as “pure hearsay” the claim of Sen. Leila de Lima that he had ordered to reinstate a police official allegedly involved in the killing of Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr.

“The allegations are pure hearsay and unsubstantiated,” Go said in a statement sent to reporters.

On Thursday, De Lima, citing sources, identified Go as the one who made a call to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa and asked to have Supt. Marvin Marcos and his group reinstated to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8.

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READ: De Lima: ‘Bong’ Go called Bato to reinstate Supt. Marcos

Marcos is head of the CIDG unit that raided Espinosa’s cell at Baybay, Leyte provincial jail last November 5.

READ: Bato admits ‘kumpare’ asked him to reinstate Supt. Marcos to CIDG

Go denied the senator’s claim, saying he could not recall having met with Marcos.

“I don’t know him personally,” he said.

“I did not ask General Bato to reinstate him. I also do not interfere with the affairs and functions. of the PNP,” he added. IDL/rga

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TAGS: Bong Go, CIDG, Leila de Lima, Marvin Marcos, PNP, Rolando Espinosa Sr., Ronald dela Rosa
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