By Alon Calinao Dy: Kerwin Espinosa, an alleged Eastern Visayas top drug lord, named several former and incumbent police officials who were involved in illegal drug trade and that's included ex-PNP General Vicente Loot as one of the protectors of big time drug syndicates in the Philippines according to the statement of the younger Espinosa.
Kerwin confirmed that Loot received drug money from him. He made a testimony before the Senate Committee on Public Order and Dangerous Drugs that he gave P120,000 monthly payola to the former General who is now Daanbantayan, Cebu Mayor.
According to Espinosa, “P120,000 monthly pero ang para kay General Loot nito ang P100,000 at ang P20,000 para kay Leo Laraga (but only P100,000 of that was for General Loot and P20,000 was for Leo Laraga).”
Chief Inspector Leo Laraga was the one who raided the cell of his father, Mayor Rolando Espinosa, and the one who was killed during the said raid by the CIDG 8. Espinosa also linked Chief Inspector (Jovy) Espenido, the chief police of Albuera, leyte.
Kerwin Espinosa believes that these policemen he mentioned were working under the ex-PNP General Vicente Loot and other high-ranking government officials.
President Duterte and PNP chief Director Dela Rosa are now doing its best to investigate this big revelation of star witness Kerwin Espinosa.
Dela Rosa, known as a disciplinarian and trusted PNP highest officer, felt frustrated about what happened to some PNP officers who were allegedly involved of illegal drugs and those who received monthly pay off from an alleged drug lord like Kerwin Espinosa.
Indeed, the impact of illegal drugs in the Philippines is very serious that former administrations took for granted.
Now that we have strong leaders like President Duterte and General Bato, in a blog of Mr. Alon Calinao Dy, he said "Filipinos should unite and fight for the bright future of our children."