As Kerwin Espinosa, son of the late Albuera Mayor, confess his involvement on illegal drugs, he has mentioned names of police officials he paid 'payola' in exchange for protection on their illegal drug operations.
Senator Zubiri then expressed his disappointment after hearing names of police officials involved. He also noted that President Rodrigo Duterte has earlier showed them a list of alleged PNP officials and personalities involved in this illegal activity.
"Sa tingin ko, ikaw (PNP Chief Dela Rosa) na lang ang pinagkakatiwalaan namin. Ikaw na lang talaga ang pag-asa namin, because we believe in you," said Zubiri. He also manifested his 100% support to PNP and President Duterte's war on drugs.
“Your honor, I can’t blame the public if they are losing trust and confidence to the police because I, myself sabi ko nga, hindi mo na minsan alam kung sino ang pagkakatiwalan (have said, you no longer know whom to trust).. Minsan your honor, pinapasa Dyos ko na lang ang sitwasyon namin sa PNP. Gusto ko lang ma reform ang PNP… Pero ako’y hirap na hirap na (Sometimes, I just pray to God for help in the PNP. I just want to make reforms in the PNP. But I am already really tired),” said the teary eyed PNP Chief.
Senator Zubiri then apologized to General Bato. He also approached the PNP Chief and hugged him.