Never play a chess game with a grand-master. Listen to Duterte reveal his moves.
Like a naughty boy, President Rodrigo Duterte was smiling when he admitted on Friday night that he was the one who ordered Director General Ronald “Bato” dela Rosa to reinstate a police official whom the Philippine National Police chief had sacked for involvement in illegal drugs.
In his talk last December 2, 2016, it became apparent that Duterte had Supt. Marvin Marcos reinstated so that the police official would commit mistakes that could eventually incriminate himself. Knowing that "transferring" a officer who is perceived as "clean" would lower the morale of the police force. Duterte let Marcos and his gang of corrupt police officers do what they needed to do to cover their tracks. And it appears that one of the tracks they wanted to cover was Mayor Espinoza.
In a talk with reporters in Davao City, Mr. Duterte said he directed his special assistant Christopher “Bong” Go to call Dela Rosa for him. When he got Dela Rosa on the line, he told the PNP chief not to remove Supt. Marvin Marcos because the PNP Criminal Investigation and Detection Group (CIDG) director was being watched.
De Lima's big mouth exposes a spy.
Sen. Leila de Lima then claimed that it was President Duterte’s special assistant, Bong Go who intervened for the reinstatement of Marcos and that this information was an open secret among PNP officials.
Perhaps the lady senator thought that she had a scandal in her hands. Imagine, two of Duterte's most trusted people linked to a police officer tainted with drugs. That new would destroy the credibility of Duterte.
Unfortunately, de Lima's exposé exploded in her face. It also revealed that there is a spy among those close to Bato. For sure they will start looking for the spy.