Bong Go: De Lima accusation ‘pure hearsay’

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Special Assistant to the President Sec. Christopher "Bong" Go with President Rodrigo Duterte. FILE PHOTO

“It’s a pure hearsay” says Secretary Christopher Lawrence “bong” Go as he debunked claims by Senator Leila De Lima that he intervened to reinstate a police officer who is accused of killing Albuera, Leyte Mayor Rolando Espinosa.

Go, the Special Assistant to the President in a statement released to the media stressed “The allegations are pure hearsay and unsubstantiated.”

On Thursday, November 30, de Lima, citing sources inside Camp Crame, identified Go as the one who made a call to Philippine National Police (PNP) chief Director General Ronald “Bato” Dela Rosa and asked to have Supt. Marvin Marcos and his group reinstated to the Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) Region 8.

Dela Rosa earlier revealed, a person higher than him called up to ask for the reinstatement of Espinosa, he described the caller as his”Kumpare” but refused to name him.

Go claimed how can he make recommendation for Marcos when “I don’t know him personally,”

“I did not ask General Bato to reinstate him. I also do not interfere with the affairs and functions. of the PNP,” he added.

Marcos was the head of Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) region 8 which raided Espinosa’s cell at Baybay, Leyte provincial jail last November 5.

Espinosa was killed by the CIDG during the raid.

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