Supt. Marcos should go on leave ‘out of delicadeza,’ says Sen. Ejercito
Controversial Supt. Marvin Marcos should just go on a voluntary leave as he’s becoming a liability for the Philippine National Police (PNP), a senator said Thursday.
“Sana out of delicadeza mag voluntary leave na lang si Supt. Marcos,” Senator JV Ejercito said in a Twitter post on July 27, 2017.
“He is a liability for the PNP and becoming too hot to handle,” Ejercito said.
For Senate Minority Leader Franklin Drilon, Marcos going on a voluntary leave would not be enough.
Senator Grace Poe, meanwhile, said they couldn’t expect delicadeza from Marcos.
“Huwag na tayo umasa. How can you expect delicadeza if a person does not even tell the truth,” Poe said in a text message.
Marcos and 18 of his men, all former members of the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) in Region 8 (Eastern Visayas), led a raid inside the Baybay City jail in Leyte that resulted in the death of Albuera Mayor Rolando Espinosa Sr. and another inmate Raul Yap.
Both the Senate and the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) concluded that the killing was premeditated and the operation against Espinosa was a rubout.
Marcos and his group were charged with murder but the Department of Justice downgraded the charges to homicide, allowing them to post bail.
President Duterte then ordered PNP chief Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to get Marcos and his companions back into the service saying it would be a waste if government continues to pay them and they don’t work.
On Wednesday, two Senate committees probed the controversial reinstatement of Marcos. There, Dela Rosa said that he was just following orders from the President to give Marcos a new assignment.
Dela Rosa has named Marcos as the head of the CIDG in Region 12 (Soccksargen).
Senators Panfilo Lacson and Franklin Drilon said the hearing confirmed that there was an “obvious cover-up” for Marcos’s group. CBB/rga
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