“It has come to my attention that some online sites and traditional media outlets have branded certain individuals as “Roxas Generals.” Despite lacking any clear basis, the insinuation is that these individuals campaigned for me in the last election,” Roxas said in a statement to the media.
“To be clear: there are no Roxas Generals.”
Roxas said no general had ever campaigned for him during the May elections. He resigned from the Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) in August last year.
“The persons named were not part of my campaign. My professional working relationship with some of these individuals started when I took over the helm of DILG, and ended when I tendered my resignation in 2015,” he said.
The generals President Rodrigo Duterte named in his speech were Police Director Joel Pagdilao, Chief Supt. Edgardo Tinio, Chief Supt. Bernardo Diaz, retired Deputy Director General Marcelo Garbo and retired Chief Supt. Vicente Loot.
Diaz and Garbo were among the active police generals seen in closed-door meeting with Roxas’ staff at the Novotel Hotel in Araneta complex in Cubao.
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