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Ex-NCRPO chief Pagdilao denies coddling drug lords

/ 07:12 PM July 05, 2016
National Capital Region Police Office chief Joel Pagdilao. FILE PHOTO

National Capital Region Police Office chief Joel Pagdilao. FILE PHOTO

FORMER National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) director Joel Pagdilao on Tuesday denied allegations linking him to illegal drug trade.

In an interview with ABS-CBN’s TV Patrol, Pagdilao said there was no truth to the announcement of President Rodrigo Duterte, naming him as one of the five top police generals who were allegedly protecting drug lords.

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“Wala pong katotohanan na ako po ay protector ng iligal na droga. Tayo po ay lumalaban, matagal na po tayong lumalaban diyan,” he said.

Pagdilao, who is now serving under the office of the chief PNP, said he can clear his name against accusations against him, and that he was willing to be subjected to a lifestyle check.

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“Kaya ko pong linisin po ang aking pangalan… alam ko pong ito’y trabaho na aking ginagawa ng may katapatan,” he added.

In his speech on Tuesday at the 69th anniversary of the Philippine Air Force in Clark, Pampanga, Duterte named five police generals who were alleged coddlers of drug lords – Marcelo Garbo, Vicente Loot, Pagdilao, a certain Diaz of Region 11 and Edgardo Tinio.

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