Rep Espino pained, sons cried at drug matrix
Pangasinan 5th district Rep. Amado Espino Jr said during a press conference that he and his family were going through a “cruel experience” for being named as drug protector in the drug matrix revealed by President Rodrigo Duterte.
Espino said that he and his family campaigned for Duterte on the platform of anti-drugs and anti-criminality.
“I want to assure you people, my whole family and me campaigned for the president to the platform anti drugs illegal drugs and anti criminality,” he said.
Espino said he and his sons, the incumbent governor Amado III and Bugallon mayor Jumel Anthony, cried upon learning of his inclusion in the drug matrix because they campaigned hard for Duterte.
“Kaya po naiyak pati mga anak ko, gobernador, mayor dahil they campaigned hard for him. With that ano ,tapos dito kami ngayon siyempre, masakit masyado ito ikinabit pa sa ano,” said Espino.
Espino together with vice governor Jose Ferdinand Calimlim and members of the Partido na Pangasinan announced his support to the presidential bid of Liberal Party’s Mar Roxas during a break in the proceedings of the 1st Pangasinan Environmental Summit in October 2015.
Espino said that he is only human and repeated that this is too painful for him adding that this is a cruel experience for them.
“Tao lang naman ako. tao lang kami ng pamilya ko. Ah grabe na. grabe na yoon naramdaman namin. I am sorry I am not trying to be sentimental guys no… emotional pero tao din lang ako guys,” he said.
“Masakit na masyado. Malupit na masyado yung dinaranas namin” Espino said.
Espino said that he is requesting for a chance to clear his name with the President.
“Sana magkaroon ako ng chance na in a proper forum to explain myself like this sa mga taong talagang in charge itong project ni Presidente,” he said.
Espino is a graduate of the Philippine Military Academy who once claimed he ordered the killing of cattle rustlers in Pangasinan.
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