by Christopher Lloyd T. Caliwan, Philippine News Agency | Wednesday, 06 July 2016
Former National Capital Region Police Office (NCRPO) Chief Police Director Joel Pagdilao on Tuesday said that he wants to clear his name after President Rodrigo Duterte included his name as one of the five generals involved in illegal drugs.
Pagdilao, a member of PMA Class 1984, who was relieved from his post since July 1 and assigned at the Office of PNP Chief.
“Wala pong katotohanan na ako ay protektor ng illegal na droga tayo po ay lumaban dyan matagal na po tayo lumalaban sa illegal na droga at lagi nating unang pinag uutos ay hulihin yung malaki o maliit man na nagbebenta ng illegal na droga,” Pagdilao said in TV interview.
“Kaya ko pong linisin ang aking pangalan at alam ko po ay legal ang ating pinapagawa sa ating mga tauhan at alam ko po ay trabaho nating ginagawa na katapatan sa paglilingkod mula ng ako po ay tinyente (and) for almost 32 years na po ako sa serbisyo at hindi po ako nagkaroon ng bahid sa paglilingkod sa ating trabaho,” he added.
Pagdilao also expressed willingness to undergo lifestyle check and ready for the investigation as he wants to clear his name.
“Nakahanda po kung anuman ang imbestigasyon, administratibo o kriminal, nakahanda po akong ipagtanggol ang aking sarili at pangalan po na Pagdilao,” he noted.
In related development, Quezon City Police District head Sr. Supt. Guillermo Lorenzo Eleazar on Tuesday received the ordered coming from PNP Chief Director General Ronald ‘Bato’ Dela Rosa to relieve the 32 members of QCPD and send them to Mindanao.
Dela Rosa immediately ordered the relief of all members of the Quezon City Police’s anti-illegal drug unit and send them to Mindanao on the day he assumed office last Friday.
The relieved 32 members of the Quezon City Police District’s Anti-Illegal Drug Unit (QCPD-DAID) included its head, Chief Inspector Roberto Razon. (PNA)