Duterte to award Espenido for Anti-Illegal Drugs accomplishments

President Rodrigo Duterte will be leading the presentation of award to Ozamis City Police Station officer-in-charge Chief Inspector Jovie E. Espenido who will be recognized for his Anti-Illegal Drugs accomplishments.

“Hindi pa nangyari yung Ozamiz incident, kasama na si Espenido sa list of awardees for his accomplishments sa drug operations sa Albuera at Ozamiz. Significantly nag-drop ‘yung drug activities sa Ozamiz dahil sa kanyang pamumuno,” PNP chief Director General Roland “Bato” dela Rosa earlier clarified.

The awarding will be held during the 116th founding anniversary celebration of the Philippine National Police (PNP) at Camp Crame on Wednesday.

Cops who showed exceptional gallantry in Marawi City will also be awarded.

PNP Spokesperson Chief Superintendent Dionardo Carlos said the President will be provided with a full-dress parade and review ceremony as he issues policy directives and marching orders to the police force.

The event has a theme “Buhay ng Pulis Handang Ibuwis Para sa Katahimikan at Kaayusan ng Bayan”.