“HINDI LANG PERA PATI KATAWAN NIYA INALOK PARA LANG HINDI SILA GALAWIN,” Jovie Espenido made the revelation during a talk with reporter Jesrel Himlang of Pagadian Express News.
When Himlang asked Espenido if he was offered bribe money when he was assigned to Ozamiz, Espenido refused to talk any further out of respect of the dead. But due to the insistence of the reporter, Espinido answered in the affirmative. In fact, he was offered more, $ex by an unnamed woman.
That was when Espenido realized that the Ozamiz police were under performing because of the money involved. He said that men who are hungry for money would easily succumb to the temptation.
The reporter asked Espinido who was he referring to as ‘sweetheart’ in the interview with local media weeks before the bloody raid in the Parojinog residences and Espinido clarified he was not referring to any particular person to his enemies in general.
Espenido also shared his run-ins with Sarmiento, a partner of Mayor Uy from Samar. He was assigned to the region, then to Ormoc City. Gandam Nasser aka Sinbad, Kerwin Espinosa’s biggest competitor was killed during the stint of Espinido in Ormoc.
When Sarmiento became a DILG Secretary under the Pnoy administration, Espenido was re-assigned to Davao. Espinido said that Sarmiento did not forget their run-in in Samar.
Before the 2016 general election, Espenido was sent to Albuera Police and the rest they say is history.
To those asking where Major Espinido is assigned next, rumor has it, he is heading to Marawi. But, since the Marawi incident erupted, things has changed the dynamics of the illegal drug trade in Marawi.
Espenido preferred going home to Leyte where his family has taken roots. Espenido said they already migrated to Leyte but his siblings remain in Surigao.
Let us check the comments of the netizens and to know their reaction.
Joy Tan Royales remarked: “Daming dumaang hepe dyan na yumaman say droga..Kung Hindi pa Kay Espenido Hindi matatapos mga parojinog.”
Misty Miller remarked: “Ang sinasabi nyang pati katawan kasama sa bribe ..oh well nothing new. Nova had a sex scandal video way back in high school..”
Net Maranan commended Espenido for doing a great job: “Mabuhay kayo sir. Baonin nyo panalangin ng sambayanang Pilipino. May God protect U at all times. Be with U and shield U from all harm and all danger.”