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MANILA - A former chief of the Quezon City Police District (QCPD) accused by President Rodrigo Duterte of being a protector of drug syndicates said the commander-in-chief was given wrong information about his supposed involvement in illegal drugs.
In an interview on radio dzMM on Tuesday, former QCPD Director Chief Superintendent Edgardo Tinio likewise said he was shocked when he heard Duterte's allegation which "destroyed" his reputation.
"I was in shock, then nanginig yung aking laman," he said of the moment he heard the news.
"Ang nakalulungkot lang po niyan ay kung yung ating presidente ay nabigyan ng maling impormasyon at idinawit po ang ating pangalan... Sira na po yung ating pangalan."
Tinio dared whoever allegedly fed the President wrong information to surface and provide evidence.
He also vowed to investigate any of his personnel who may be involved in illegal drugs.
"Let the acts fall where it may," Tinio said.
Tinio said he was ready to undergo a lie detector test and also open his bank accounts to prove his innocence.
He said he is "more than willing" to face no less than the commander-in-chief.
"I have never dipped my fingers in illegal drugs. Hindi po tayo involved diyan. At kaya ko pong magpa-lie detector, kaya ko pong humarap kahit kanino," said Tinio.
PAGDILAO: I CAN CLEAR MY NAME
In an interview on "TV Patrol" on Tuesday evening, former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) chief Director Joel Pagdilao said he is ready to face any investigation, claiming his conscience is clear.
"Wala pong katotohanan na ako po'y protektor ng ilegal na droga. Imbes po ay tayo po ay lumaban diyan. Matagal na po tayong lumalaban sa ilegal na droga," Pagdilao said.
"Kaya ko pong linisin ang aking pangalan," he added.
Pagdilao and Tinio also said they are willing to undergo lifestyle checks in a bid to clear their names.
They are two of five police officers identified by Duterte on Tuesday as being alleged protectors of drug syndicates in the country.
The three others are former Deputy Director-General Marcelo Garbo Jr. (retired), Chief Superintendent Vicente Loot (retired), and Chief Superintendent Bernardo Diaz.
Source: ABS-CBN news