Duterte assigns Espenido to Bacolod: ‘Go there and you are free to kill everybody’

President Rodrigo Duterte said during the 45th Philippine Business Conference and Expo on October 17 at the Manila Hotel that Bacolod is being badly hit by illegal drugs, a reason why he assigned Police Lieutenant Colonel Jovie Espenido their.

“Bacolod is badly hit now and I placed Espenido there. ‘Yung tinatakutan nila na pulis. Sabi ko, “Go there and you are free to kill everybody.” T*** i**** ‘yan. “Go, start killing them.” Ako nang – dalawa na tayong pa-preso,” President Duterte said.

“You know, one family of five, t*** i** ‘pag itong tatay bumagsak sa droga, the entire family becomes dysfunctional. Ang masakit diyan, kung mag-away na ‘yan — because there can never be peace in a family where there is a drug addict — wala ‘yan, sige away. Itong mga — itong mga babae, ‘yung 17 pepekehin ‘yan. Sabay ng nanay magpunta sa Middle East. Pagdating doon, patrabahuin, walang pagkain na husto, p***** i** aabusuhin pa,” the President said.

Lieutenant Colonel Espenido is now deputy city director for operations of Bacolod City Police Office (BCPO).