Ex-PNP chief Azurin speaks up on alleged Canada deportation
MANILA, Philippines — Although he did not directly address recent reports on his alleged deportation from Canada, former Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Rodolfo Azurin Jr. on Tuesday accused a police general of “spreading lies” on the issue.
Azurin said he suspects this official might have “tipped off” Canadian Immigration by feeding them with “half-truths and many lies” so he could be deported.
“[This police general] had been spreading lies about my alleged deportation. Maybe he knows something that everyone in our country does not know,” Azurin said in a statement sent to reporters.
“Maybe it was him who tipped the Canadian Immigration by concocting half-truths and many lies and had been hoping that I would be deported. He had been sending messages about my deportation. Sorry hindi po ganun nangyari (sorry that’s not what happened),” he added.
“All indicators are very revealing that [he] has something to do with what happened…all footprints are leading to him… CPNP Acorda should find it out!” the former top cop said.
He added that he will issue a formal statement and face the media to reveal what really happened “in due time.”
PNP spokesperson and public information office chief Col. Jean Fajardo said the police force had no information on the issue.
“The best agency to answer that is the Bureau of Immigration, on the part of the PNP. We don’t have any official information regarding that matter,” Fajardo said in a press briefing on Monday.